GRANITE CITY — Due to the closure of the Illinois 111 and Chain of Rocks Road intersection in Pontoon Beach on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Madison County Transit (MCT) will make temporary changes to three of its fixed-routes: the No. 4 Madison-Edwardsville, No. 5 Tri-City Regional and No. 6 Roxana-South Roxana Shuttle.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the project is expected to take four weeks to complete. During this time, MCT will operate a temporary shuttle called the No. 4 Connector on Chain of Rocks Road in Mitchell. The changes are summarized below:
No. 4 Madison – Edwardsville:
The No. 4 will bypass Chain of Rocks Road in both the northbound and southbound directions between Southwestern Illinois College and Illinois 157. At Illinois 157 the No. 4 will serve the stop at Traveling Tails Inn.
The No. 4 will not serve the Liberty and Chain of Rocks Transfer Point or the following stops on Chain of Rocks Road: Flying J, Sand Road or Extra Help.
MCT will operate a temporary No. 4 Connector to run between SWIC and the Liberty and Chain of Rocks Transfer Point to pick up passengers in Mitchell.
The No. 4 Connector will connect to the No. 5 at Engineer Road on Illinois 111.
No. 5 Tri-City Regional:
The No. 5 will not serve the Liberty and Chain of Rocks Transfer Point, and the No. 5 will take an alternate route through Gateway Commerce Center.
An early morning southbound No 5 will be added starting at Dial at 3:21 a.m., Unilever at 3:27 a.m. and Hershey at 3:32 a.m.
No. 6 Roxana – South Roxana Shuttle:
The No. 6 will travel on Bel Air Drive instead of Illinois 111.
The No. 6 will continue to serve the Liberty and Chain of Rocks Transfer Point.
During construction, temporary schedules will be posted online at www.mct.org and are available at MCT Stations and on MCT buses. Affected schedules will be published on bright neon colored paper. For more information, call (618) 797-INFO (4636) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.