New asphalt in downtown Alton along 3rd Street is planned for this week. Work was to begin earlier this month, but a part on the roto-milling machine was broken and a replacement had to be flown in from Germany. The part is ready and the contractor is scheduled to begin the work today. Third Street between State Street and Highway 67 will be closed between 7am and 3:30pm each day this week.
Alton Public Works Temporary Director Brad Cunningham
The city has also removed the hanging baskets, in favor of potted plants as part of the other changes for the block. The roadwork is scheduled to be completed by next Monday.