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Alton's big infrastructure project for 2018 will stretch into the spring of next year, according to the city's public works director. The original hope was to finish the work this fall, but due to delays caused by the need to meet ADA requirements on the curb ramps and intersections, the project has fallen behind schedule.
The failed main under Broadway from Vine Street near the east end of the bridge to just west of Henry Street was replaced during the first phase of the project. Alton Public Works Director Bob Barnhart tells The Big Z it's getting too late in the year to start a new paving project.
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The city is expected to go out for bids this week or next. Barnhart says the milling and overlay part of the project will create a new surface from roughly Bluff City Grill to the GB Grill, and shouldn't take long to do once the weather warms up again in the spring.