State Rep. Mike Unes Announces Traffic Lights at Route 24 and Cameron Lane to go Active March 26

State Representative Mike Unes wants the public to know that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has confirmed that the traffic lights at Rte. 24 and Cameron Lane will go active tomorrow, March 26th. Unes has worked tirelessly to improve the safety of this intersection.

In October of 2017, after another devastating accident, Rep. Unes swiftly organized a meeting with officials from both IDOT and the Illinois State Police. This meeting ultimately resulted in the agreement that the dangerous intersection warranted traffic lights.

“This is a long time coming,” said Rep. Mike Unes. “I have heard about so many accidents and close calls at this intersection. Since late 2017, I have been relentless in insisting the state improve safety by installing traffic lights here. I made it clear that I would not relent on this project until it was completed. I appreciate the speed in which IDOT acted.”

Hollis Township Road Commissioner Dennis Beckman added: “The tremendous amount of work Rep. Unes did, and the speed at which he was able to get this plan into action and completed was really amazing. The community is extremely grateful for his determination and persistence in making a heavily traveled area safer for everyone.”

This will have a major regional impact on safety once this project is completed tomorrow. Route 24 is one of only two arteries connecting Peoria and Fulton Counties.

For more information on the issue, please call Representative Unes’ Pekin District Office at 309-620-8631 or e-mail