Parts Of US Route 67 Will Be Closed Starting July 5

ATON – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that, weather permitting, US Route 67 (Piasa Street), from 20th Street/College Avenue south to 3rd Street in Alton located in Madison County will be closed beginning at 7:00 a.m. on July 5, 2022.

This closure is needed for Illinois American Water to upgrade their water and wastewater infrastructure. This work includes rehabilitating the sanitary sewer system and installing a new water main. It is expected that this work will take one month to complete.

A marked detour will be in place to safely guide motorists around the closure. The detour will utilize IL 111, IL 3, and IL 143 to circumvent the closure. Access for local businesses will be maintained throughout the closure.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changing conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

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Chris Rhodes
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