A portion of State Street in Alton will be closed starting today as the City works with Illinois American Water to facilitate necessary water main valve upgrades. Alton Public Works Director Bob Barnhart tells the Big Z that there are more than 100 valves that will need to be upgraded over the next year.

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Barnhart says the portion of State Street between McPherson and Douglas Streets will be closed until Wednesday. During the closure traffic will be detoured via Belle Street. For more information contact Barnhart by calling 463-3530.

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