A portion of one of the area’s busier roads will be getting a makeover, but the work is still a few years away. Fosterburg Road from Culp Lane to the Illinois 255 interchange has been approved for a $2-million Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Grant through the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.

Alton Public Works Director Bob Barnhart announced the funding Monday on The Big Z.

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Barnhart says these projects take a lot of time to coordinate with IDOT, so the actual construction is targeted for 2025. In other city business, the Committee of the Whole approved a resolution for the East End Improvement Association to use a portion of Rock Spring Park to stage the Memorial Day Parade. The new mayor and city council will be sworn in tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

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