City of Rockford shares status of road projects
From press releases
Kishwaukee Street project
Construction is progressing on Kishwaukee Street between Harrison Avenue and 15th Avenue. Crews are pouring steps and sidewalk on Kishwaukee Street and working on side street work. 18th Avenue eastbound will be closed as part of this project from Kishwaukee through the Fourth Street intersection for a few more weeks. Westbound traffic will not be allowed on 18th Avenue and 16th Avenue as crews will be completing final water connections. Only eastbound turns are allowed at 17th Avenue and 20th Avenue from Kishwaukee Street. For the entire project, absolutely no wide loads will be allowed, and extreme caution should be used in the area.
Kishwaukee Street bridge project
Kishwaukee Street was closed on April 28, 2009, for construction of a new bridge and other items. The pedestrian bridge through the park is being constructed and the new channel is being dug. Kishwaukee Street north of Buckbee and south of Pope will remain closed through the 2009 construction season. Follow appropriate detours.
Harrison Avenue bridge project
Traffic has been switched to the inside lanes so that work can be finished up on the outside right-of-way. A late-summer completion with bridge lighting is expected.
Searles Avenue bridge reconstruction
Construction on the Searles Avenue bridge, just north of Glenwood Avenue, is proceeding quickly. The new bridge deck and parapets have been poured, and they are working on sidewalks. Searles Avenue at the bridge is completely closed and will be closed throughout the entire project. All through traffic must follow posted detour. The road is expected to open in the next several weeks.
Independence Street bridge reconstruction
Independence Street bridge, just south of Preston Street, was closed starting July 9 for replacement of the bridge deck. Removal of the bridge deck is complete, and various repair work is being started. The bridge will be completely closed throughout the entire project. All through traffic must follow posted detour. The bridge is scheduled to re-open by Oct. 1.
Arterial streets to be patched the week of Aug. 3-7 include: East State Street from Wyman to Alpine Road; North Alpine from Spring Creek to East State Street; and Ridge Avenue from Riverside to Auburn Street. Residential streets and alleys will be addressed individually, based on citizen requests for service.
During the week of Aug. 3-7, the following residential areas are scheduled to be swept: Kishwaukee Street east to Alpine Road, and Charles Street north to East State Street; Kishwaukee Street east to 20th Street, and Sandy Hollow Road north to Harrison Ave.; and 20th Street east to South Mulford, and Sandy Hollow Road north to Harrison Avenue.
All Street Division operations are dependent on existing weather conditions and are subject to change accordingly. Citizens are urged to approach Public Works crews with caution and at a reduced speed that is below posted speed limits.
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