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Portions Of Route 162 To Remain Closed While Repair Work Continues

By Charles Feldman, Reporter

Portions of Old Troy Road and Illinois Route 162 will remain closed for repairs for an indefinite period of time, according to a recent post on the Village of Glen Carbon website.

The post, dated Friday, August 2, apologized to residents for the inconvenience.

Utilities have been relocated on Bouse Road in Glen Carbon and a temporary bypass road installed. While Old Troy Road is being repaired from Bouse to Glen Crossing by a private contractor, the Illinois Department of Transportation is working nearby on a resurfacing project on Illinois 162 in Maryville and is expected to complete it sometime in the near future.

The village scheduled a meeting with the Triad and Edwardsville School Districts and Father McGivney School this week to discuss the improvement schedule and will provide updates to the public on its website as they occur.

Back in April, the original plan was for the village to improve Bouse Road, then to close Old Troy Road, working from Glen Crossing south to the end. But one of the issues that came up in a two-hour public information meeting that month was whether there could be another option for access to the Fairfield subdivision.

The village voted on a change order in May. Work on Bouse Road was scheduled to continue as planned, but work on Old Troy Road would begin early, on the northern part from Bouse Road to Glen Crossing, allowing access from the south until that part of the project is completed.

When it’s done, the finished part of the road will open and the southern part will close for construction.

The  IDOT work on Illinois 162 is expected to be completed before then.

Attempts to reach village officials and the contractor for comments and clarifications were unsuccessful at press time.

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