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Illinois American Water’s work to separate the Alton combined sewer system and install new sanitary sewers continues. Below is information about this week’s road closures –Aug. 1, 2022

Illinois American Water’s work to separate the Alton combined sewer system and install new sanitary sewers continues. 

Below is information about road closures –August 1, 2022

Piasa Valley Area:        

9th Street is still closed Alton Street east to George Street. 

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US Route 67 (Piasa Street) will be opening late afternoon/early evening on August 1.  Traffic signals at 20th Street/College Avenue will still be on flashing red.  This should be treated as a 4 way stop. 

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9th Street will remain closed to all traffic east of US 67 (Piasa St) to Market Street.  This closure will remain in place for several weeks.

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5th Street between Belle and Piasa Streets is closed. 4th Street east of Piasa Street and 3rd Street between Belle Street and Piasa Street are also closed.  Future closures (yellow) will commence in the next week or two.

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Background:          
Work kicked off in February 2021 and will continue to progress until 2023. Work includes over six miles of sanitary sewer main is being installed in the Turner Tract, Shields Valley and Piasa Valley areas of Alton.

When Illinois American Water acquired the Alton Regional Wastewater system the company made a commitment to address requirements set forth by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to remedy combined sewer overflows.

When Illinois American Water acquired the Alton Regional Wastewater system the company made a commitment to address requirements set forth by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to remedy combined sewer overflows.

  • The projects in Turner Tract and Shields Valley will address 1.69 miles of sanitary sewer main.
    • These projects will continue into early 2022, depending on the location.
    • Project area will change based on progress of work. Signs will be placed ahead of construction work to notify customers of upcoming closures.
  • The work in Piasa Valley began in the spring of 2021.
    • This project includes almost five miles of sanitary sewer main.
    • Work is expected to continue for over two years.
      • This does not mean work will occur in one area for 24 months, but rather, projects will continue to progress throughout neighborhoods during that time period. Signs will be placed ahead of construction to notify customers of upcoming closures.

 

Safety:                    
These closures are necessary for investments to the wastewater system to be completed in a safe manner.  At Illinois American Water our team and our contractors work as quickly as possible to minimize inconvenience to our customers.  We do our best to minimize the length of construction, but our #1 priority is safety.  At times, road and sidewalk closures may be extended to support our commitment to safety. 

                                 

Contact:                  
Customers should call 800-422-2782 with questions. 

Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville. For more information, visit www.illinoisamwater.com and follow Illinois American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

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About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Media Contacts

Karen Cotton

Senior Manager External Communications

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karen.cotton@amwater.com