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Madison County is planning a $2.3 million road construction project for Seiler Road in Godfrey.

roadworkaheadlogoThe project calls for reconstruction of Seiler Road from Humbert Road, east 1.21 miles to approximately 460 feet west of Wenzel Road. Stutz Excavating, Inc. of Alton, submitted the lowest of eight bids.

County Engineer Mark Gvillo said the project will begin with tree clearing and the relocation of utility lines within the next few weeks.

“Once the contract is awarded and signed they have until April 1 to get trees cleared,” Gvillo said.

Gvillo said he’s not sure yet if the road would be closed during that time. The public can visit the county’s website to see if there is a road closure.

The project will also include storm drainage improvements and hot-mix asphalt pavement. In 2017, the county approved $300,000 on engineering study costs and for the purchase of right-of-ways in anticipation of the Seiler Road project.

During the past year, the county spent approximately $4.15 million in County Roads, County Bridge and Motor Fuel Tax funds to finance various road and bridge projects, improvements and maintenance. The county also spent $1.3 million in federal funding on road construction, county officials said..