An IDOT plan that may eventually result in the creation of an Alton / Godfrey Connector road has now been promised funding over a five-year span, and the mayors of both communities are showing guarded optimism. There has been widespread speculation that IDOT is looking at incorporating Alby Street into a plan to relieve the growing congestion between Alton and Godfrey, but IDOT has said there is no decision where the road will go.
That route would likely make the most sense, according to Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick.
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Alton Mayor Brant Walker would like to see any new road tie in with the Multi-Modal development
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The project will receive $110-million for grading, paving, a new bridge, drainage, land acquisition, utility adjustments and construction engineering during Fiscal Years 2016 – 2020.
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.