While the original plan was for College Avenue to be open in front of Alton Middle School by now, that has not been the case. The city is doing a sewer separation project, and the current part of the project involves the portion that runs under College Avenue in front of the school.
Alton Public Works Director Bob Barnhart tells The Big Z they are looking at another week or two of detours, depending on the weather.
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He says the plan is now to wrap up the work and reopen College Avenue by the middle of the month.