In conjunction with the annual city of Wood River Street Paving Program, the city of Wood River, starting Wednesday, will be rotomilling and resurfacing Harnett, Manning, Van Preter, and Park Avenue from State Street to Old St. Louis Road. The city will then continue its program to rotomill and resurface all of Metzger Avenue, Whitelaw Avenue from Edwardsville Road to the city limits with East Alton, and finish the program on Lorena from Whitelaw to Fourth Street. This project is set to last three to five weeks.
Since 2004, the city of Wood River has been paving roads with its own crew, instead of oil and chipping. This has resulted in more than 33.5 miles of roads being paved by city forces. The city has also paved another eight miles of roads with funds secured from outside grants and Illinois Department of Transportation project requests.
“It is always the city’s mission to maintain roads to the best of its ability,” a press release states. “Very few municipalities have been able to accomplish the amount of paving the city of Wood River has done in this time frame. The city thanks everyone for their patience during this year’s construction project.”
For information, call the Public Services Department at (618) 251-3122.