A larger water main is being installed along a portion of Belle Street in Alton, so if you travel through that area you might want to find another route. Work could begin as early as today on a project to replace the existing 6-inch main with a new 8-inch main from Mitchell Street to 20th Street.
Illinois American Water Company spokesman Karen Cooper tells The Big Z the work will result in periodic road closures.
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But she says even with the detours, there will be ways for local traffic to get in and out. Cooper says as soon as they receive a final permit from the EPA, work will begin. The contractor on the project, Widman Construction, will have until November 1 to finish the job.