After a year's worth of delays brought about by sinking pavement, the leg of Illinois 255 between Seminary and Humbert Roads in Godfrey is just about done. After water table issues were determined to be the cause of the pavement problems, crews have spent most of the last three months peeling away the pavement along about a half-mile stretch of the unopened portion, lowering it by about 20 feet, and repaving the new work.
IDOT Engineer Joe Gasaway says to expect an opening this month:
IDOT missed its original target date of last Thanksgiving to open the road to Humbert. The official opening will likely include a ribbon-cutting ceremony. He says the work to continue the road on to Route 111 is also wrapping up, and expects that leg to open before Thanksgiving.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.