If you need to travel from Alton to East Alton, Broadway will not be an option beginning next Friday. BCI Construction is in the middle of a project to rehab the flood gates over the Wood River Creek, and will need to enact a complete closure of the Eastbound lanes for about a week, weather permitting.
Dan Miller is project manager for BCI Constriction, which is doing the work on the gates. He says they have to close the road completely to reinstall the gates.
Signs will advise motorists as to the preferred detour route, which will be the Berm Highway. The project was called for by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this spring as they had the flood gates removed for rehab.