There are a number of road projects planned for the spring and summer of 2016 around the Riverbend. One of the more ambitious is the College Avenue project in Alton, where the road and the sidewalk that parallels it will undergo a major facelift this year.
Alton Public Works Director Bob Barnhart tells The Big Z there are a number of other repairs to be done around town too.
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In Bethalto, Mayor Alan Winslow tells The Big Z this will be a summer of mostly oil and chipping.
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The oil and chip work this summer will consist of about one-third of the roads that receive that treatment.