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Alton Great Streets Final Workshop

by Mayor's Office posted Apr 30 2020 10:27 AM

Alton Great Streets Final Workshop

In 2019, the City of Alton embarked on its Great Streets Project, a partnership initiative funded by the City of Alton and Illinois State Planning and Research funds seeking to:

“Outline a path towards a livable Downtown destination by reconnecting public assets, strengthening downtown’s resiliency, enhancing the Alton brand and improving safety and connectivity”... by reflecting…”the will of the people of the Alton community”.

Since this work formally commenced, a number of public meetings have been held in Alton and an ongoing online presence has also been maintained to continuously gather input from the public, with this latter aspect of course being even more critical recently with the Covid-19 impacts.

Through this process, which has involved consulting expertise from: licensed professional engineers; landscape architects, architects; economic consultants; and, others all providing input to the public process, several suggested changes to streets in the City have been developed.  These possible changes have included the consideration of improvements to Broadway, Landmarks Boulevard, Piasa (U.S. 67) and the Great River Road (U.S. 100) as well as recommendations to assist the City in outlining a path towards a livable and vibrant downtown with goals of:

  • Improving walkability, wayfinding, safety and connectivity in connecting the downtown districts to each other and to the riverfront.
  • Enhancing the Alton brand through signage and gateways; Re-thinking the composition of the Broadway street right-of-way; and  
  • Strengthening downtown’s resiliency and economic development potential.

As of April 2020, the team is finalizing the recommendations and would like to engage stakeholders in a final opportunity for feedback. Please review the following material to learn more about the draft recommendations. This information contains a draft of the overall framework plan, schematic plans for the Broadway corridor, conceptual ideas for surrounding state highways, economic development strategies, organizational management strategies and an overall presentation outlining the goals and objectives of the draft plan.

Alton Great Streets Overview Presentation (Click Here)
[Draft] Great Streets Framework Plan (Click Here)
Schematic block-by-block plans for Broadway – option A (Click Here)
Schematic block-by-block plans for Broadway – option B (Click Here)
Organizational Management Recommendations (Click Here)
Economic Development/Market Strategy Recommendations (Click Here)


Take the following survey to give your input one last time before recommendations are finalized in May. There have been two public workshops as part of this process to date. The team has taken the input from these workshops to identify goals and objectives for the plan and revising the recommendations based on your priorities and preferences. The following survey hopes to finalize a few of these ideas with video questions. Take the survey here!

Please note that the "possibilities" you will see in this survey and supporting materials referenced above are not formal "proposals." The ideas portrayed will need further study; therefore, these ideas are not endorsed by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The intent is to understand if these ideas are something the public would like to see further investigated.

East West Gateway Council of Governments fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statues and regulations in all programs and activities.  For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Nondiscrimination Complaint Form, see or call 314-421-4220 or 618-274-2750.  EWG is committed to ensuring that these surveys are accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation to participate in these surveys please contact 618-500-6924.

Previous Information

Alton Great Streets Final Workshop Announcement 
Alton Great Streets Project Update – COVID 19

The Alton Great Streets Consultant Team would like to thank everyone who joined us on Tuesday, January 25th, for our 2nd Community Planning Workshop!!! Your input continues to aid us as we work to refine concepts and design elements. 

Click here to view the Alton Great Streets Goals and Objectives

Survey #1 Results: Click Here.

Alton Great Streets Survey #2 – Street Design (Piasa, Broadway, Landmarks)

Alton Great Streets Survey #2 – Mobility, Public Spaces and Development


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