A major water main break in Godfrey is restricting traffic flow through the West Delmar Avenue area for much of the week. The break happened Tuesday near the Vollmer Lane intersection, so the road will be partially closed the rest of the week. IDOT Engineer Joe Monroe says they had to spring into action fairly quickly after the break happened.
He says the road was already showing evidence of damage last night, but they were able to stabilize it to get through the morning rush hour before water company crews began the work that would require the complete closure. Detours and flaggers will be placed in the area to guide motorists safely around the closure, but Monroe suggests finding alternate routes if at all possible. If all goes according to plan, work will be wrapped up by 5pm Friday.