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Residents of old Alton neighborhood upset with brick road potholes

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Residents are upset with potholes appearing on the brick road. (Credit: KMOV) Residents are upset with potholes appearing on the brick road. (Credit: KMOV)

ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A historic neighborhood is plagued with potholes on the road. 

Residents in the Christian Hill area said they are concerned.  News 4 measured some of the holes to be as deep as 16 inches or more. 

Aaron Radcliff said he loves living in the area, but wishes the brick streets would get fixed.

“No one did anything about it.  They just put up one of those signs in the street, and left it just like it was,” said Radcliff.

Like Radcliff, Jim Horn is disappointed.  He has lived in the neighborhood for nearly 40 years.  He said he doesn’t feel comfortable driving down his own street.  He’s disappointed with the city for not addressing the issue sooner.

“Well it's just an issue that needs to be  addressed and fixed,” said Horn.

News 4 took their concerns directly to Alton Mayor Brant Walker. 

“A lot of the problem Christian Hill is having is our CLS, which is part of our sewer separation where we have older infrastructure like a lot of cities do and you're starting to see some of the sewers collapse,” said Walker.

Mayor Walker said the current infrastructure is simply too old, and it’s causing the bricks to collapse.  The mayor said the city is currently out for bids on a project to fix the situation.

Mayor Walker hopes to see improvements made by the summer. 

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