Although not much has been said about it recently, the Bridge West initiative is still alive and well in Alton. First introduced several years ago to spruce up the entrance into the city from Missouri, the plan encompasses landscape and streetscape improvement projects from approximately the entrance to Alton Center Business Park to the intersection of Landmarks and Broadway.
Alton Director of Development and Housing Greg Caffey tells The Big Z he hopes there will be an announcement from the state in the first quarter of the year.
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There has been conversations with the state of finding a way to slow traffic through that area, but Caffey says since that is a state route, the ball is in IDOT’s court if that is to happen.