Illinois American Water to Invest $1.6 million to Upgrade Nearly Two Miles of Water Main in Godfrey

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Work will result in a temporary closure of the bike trail

ALTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Next week, Illinois American Water will begin installing almost two miles of water main to upgrade Godfrey’s water distribution system. This investment of $1.6 million includes upgrading water main to 8-inch and 12-inch water main. This investment will enhance water service and fire protection.

The project will begin at the intersection of Stanka Lane and Great River Road, continuing up Lockhaven Road and terminating at the intersection of Main Street and Barton Road in Godfrey. A portion of water main will also be installed at the western end of Lakeview Terrace.

During construction, the Sam Vadalabene Great River Road bike trail will be temporarily closed from Stanka Lane to Hazelnut Lane. Illinois American Water will upgrade this section of the bike trail during project restoration. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the bike trail will reopen by the beginning of May. The entire project should be completed this summer.

Doug Wagner, operations superintendent for the Alton District, said, “We invest annually to ensure water quality and service continues to be as good as or better than local, state and federal quality standards. This project will benefit all of our customers by helping to reduce water main breaks and related traffic and service impact.”

Customers directly affected by the work will be notified via letter about the impact and any necessary steps. The letter will include a local contact for questions. Motorists should use caution when driving in the construction area and obey traffic signs, detour routes and flaggers in the area.

About Illinois American Water

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/or wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting


Illinois American Water
Karen Cotton, 309-566-4126

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