9th Street Two-Way Conversion
The structures and ramps of the current interchange at IL-251 & Whitman Streets are nearing the end of their lifetime. One bridge has already been removed and not replaced, and the 3rd Street (IL-251) bridge over 6th Street Ramp is estimated to have less than 5 years left of full structural capacity. The ramps are substandard and replacing them would require additional land acquisition. The City is proposing to remove the ramps and bridge and convert 6th Street, 9th Street, and Longwood Street to two-way traffic. The benefits include: better access from the west side of Rockford to East State Street and Swedish American Hospital, better bicycle/pedestrian access for the neighborhood from the east to the Rock River, and additional greenspace for development.
|Lead Agency||City of Rockford|
|Tentative Construction Letting Date||Spring 2025|
|Estimated Project Cost||$14,456,952|
|Funding Source||MFT Rebuild IL|
|Estimated Completion Date||Fall 2025|