ALTON, IL. (KPLR) - Ann Ogle has always enjoyed shopping on West Third Street in Alton, Illinois. Unfortunately getting to those stores during the day is almost impossible for her. At 7:00 am each day the road is closed and traffic is diverted away from the area.
"It seems so unfair because retailers are losing business and they may lose their business entirely", says Ann.
At 3:30 pm the road work stops and life on West Third returns to normal.
"I can only imagine during the daytime when it affects the lunch and retail businesses because they got the road completely shut down. At night it’s not so bad", says bartender Steve Ricks.
For now daytime business are hoping the road work will be finished soon.