ALTON – The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting a public information meeting regarding the Alton-Godfrey Transportation Study, which has been looking at transportation alternatives.
The study area is located between Illinois Route 3/111 (Homer Adams Parkway) to Illinois Route 255, bordered on the east and west by U.S. Route 67 and Seminary Road, in the communities of Alton and Godfrey. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Alton High School, 4200 Humbert Road, Alton.
It is an open house meeting with no formal presentation. Indviduals can obtain information regarding the study, area traffic and safety conditions, and the public involvement process. Proposed alternates to be carried forward for further study will be shown at the meeting. People may come at any time during the scheduled meeting hours to examine the display exhibits related to the study, and speak with IDOT representatives.
Written comments may be made on forms provided at the meeting, or may be mailed or submitted on the study website,
This is an accessible location. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance can contact: Karen Geldert, IDOT, at (618) 346-3157 or TTY: (888) 642-3449; Voice users: (800) 526-0857.
IDOT is conducting a transportation study of connectivity, circulation, and safety conditions in the Alton and Godfrey area. The study focuses on an area bounded roughly by Homer Adams Parkway (Illinois Route 3/Illinois Route 111) on the south (including the triangular area south of Route 3/111 and bounded by U.S. Route 67 and Alton Square Mall Drive); Seminary Road on the east; Seiler Road on the north; and Godfrey Road (U.S. Route 67/Illinois Route 111) on the west.
The purpose of the study is to identify options that could improve transportation mobility and safety between Illinois Route 255 and Illinois Route 111 (Homer Adams Parkway), as well as improve connections between Illinois Route 3/111 and U.S. Route 67. IDOT and its engineering consultant team, aided by input from the public, will inventory existing conditions (such as traffic data and crash history), identify and document environmental constraints, and develop and refine improvement alternatives.
The result of the study will be a preferred alternative that addresses identified transportation issues and serves the area’s future needs.
About 170,000 vehicle trips are made each day in the study area. Nearly 89 percent of these trips are local; 11 percent are “pass through” trips with origins and destinations outside the study area.