CREVE COEUR, Ill. (WEEK) — The Illinois Department of Transportation said it is looking to address the concerns of increasing flooding on Illinois Route 29 near the East Peoria/Creve Coeur border.
An IDOT spokesman acknowledged the stretch of highway leading up to the Creve Coeur hill has seen increased flooding recently, but noted “this week truly did see substantial rainfall that taxed drainage abilities on roads throughout the state.”
The spokesman said IDOT believes some of the issues on the road are linked to improvements made by a property owner along Illinois Route 29 that impacted the drainage system.
“The department is working with that property owner to address and rectify. Once we can come to a solution, we think that will certainly cut down on the frequency of flooding,” said IDOT spokesman Guy Tridgell.
Long-term, Tridgell said IDOT will need to make improvements to the ditch line to better facilitate drainage. That work is not scheduled at this time.