The Illinois 255 merge into to the new Route 67 has been complete for about a year, and with the governor's Multi Year Plan announcement last week, there is reason to believe more work on Corridor 67 could be on the horizon. The plan calls for $23.3-million to be allocated for the Delhi Bypass project that will include new construction of 3.2 miles of a four lane expressway.
That money would go toward grading, paving, drainage, signing, lighting, utility adjustments and land acquisition. Alan Gilmore heads up the Jersey County Business Association, and says the project is penciled in for the 2014-2020 Fiscal years.
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Gilmore says the plans he has seen for the bypass would likely take the highway around the small town to the east, paralleling the railroad tracks for a short run, before rejoining the existing Route 67 near Stagecoach Road to the north.
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.