The completion of the Route 67 project between Godfrey and Delhi is still moving forward, but the recent wet weather has pushed the projected opening date back once again, this time to around Independence Day. The work is concentrated north of Godfrey Village Hall, but the Illinois Department of Transportation still has not been able to make the kind of progress it had hoped to see late last year.
In December, hopes were to have the entire highway opened sometime in the spring. IDOT Engineer Joe Gasaway says Mother Nature has not been kind to their plans in recent months:
The work will include re-striping, moving traffic over to the other lanes, and completing the paving work under the fly-over ramp. That could happen as soon as the next week or so. As always, Gasaway reminds the area is still considered a construction work zone, with a speed limit of 45mph.