Old Troy Road in Glen Carbon opened to through traffic on Wednesday, June 10, much to the pleasure of drivers who’ve waited more than two years for completion of the project.
The contractor is still in the area finishing up work in the right-of-way and related construction signage will remain until work has been completed.
“The Village truly appreciates all of the local residents’ patience and understanding throughout the project,” a post on Glen Carbon’s website and Facebook page read on Friday, June 5.
“We encourage all motorists to drive safely and observe all signage including the permanent four-way stop sign at the intersection of Old Troy Road and Bouse Road,” the post said.
Old Troy Road was closed to traffic from Bouse Road to Illinois Route 162 in Glen Carbon on Feb. 17 this year for construction on the last piece of the project, which was done in segments. Phase I, a section between Mont Road and Glen Crossing, was originally scheduled for completion by Aug. 2, 2018, then Dec. 31, then in March 2019 due to winter weather and lack of asphalt, then as soon as the week of April 18 or, at the very latest, by June 2019. It eventually opened (in April) and work could continue but the project was held up by more bad weather and a wait of more than half a year for one company to sign an easement document and relocate from a utility pole that had to be removed.
PHOTO: File image showing the intersection of Old Troy Road and Mont Road in Glen Carbon. Google Maps
Writer Charlie Feldman of the Times-Tribune contributed to this report.