- Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 04:04 PM
ALTON – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been carrying out a series of impact studies on a proposed project to build a road to connect Alton and Godfrey.
At an informational meeting about the development last week, local citizens came out to voice their concerns and opposition.
“This project has been the subject of a series of studies to gauge public input, and I have heard the opposition,” said Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton). “In order to go forward with this project, we need local support. Without local support, this project is not viable. I have heard from many local businesses and individuals that would have immediate losses from this development. The losses far outweigh the projected gains.
“Additionally, I believe this funding is better suited for other projects that are needed throughout our community. I have requested that IDOT use this funding on such projects as the I-270 expansion and repair, the bike trail on the River Road or the round-about on IL Route 3 in Godfrey. These are necessary developments for our community that garner significant public support.”