The higher-speed rail upgrades are continuing in the area, and in Godfrey the Bethany Lane rail crossing will close today. The rail crossings along the route between St. Louis and Chicago are being re-done to accommodate the higher-speed trains. A total of four crossings in Godfrey will be upgraded.
Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick tells The Big Z many residents that live along the tracks are not pleased with the changes thus far.
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Further north, IDOT is moving Illinois Route 267 / 111 to the west at David Lane to accommodate utility relocation.