A water main break at a major intersection in Alton will force traffic to be diverted for a few days. Broadway is closed in both directions in front of the Alton Police Station, so motorists will have to use alternate routes or try to avoid the area. Broadway is closed between Washington Avenue and the Belchick Expressway which connects to the Berm Highway.
The 12-inch water main broke Tuesday morning, sending water up through the pavement. Illinois American Water crews were on the scene into the late afternoon making repairs and restored service just before 5pm. A precautionary boil order has been issued for residents and businesses around the break, and if you are impacted, you should have been notified by the water company. If there are no problems, the boil order should be lifted within 36 hours of it taking effect. Meanwhile, road crews will work to repair the roadway and hope to have Broadway reopened by Friday.