City weighs removing downtown traffic signal

DOWNTOWN — The Rockford Department of Public Works said Tuesday that it is studying the potential removal of the traffic signal at West State and Court streets.

The signal is at the intersection directly north of the Public Safety Building. The Rockford Police Department is no longer housed at the PSB, having moved operations to the District 3 HQ at New Towne Drive along East State Street, greatly reducing traffic at the intersection.




Winnebago County is currently weighing the future of the PSB, with county board chairman Frank Haney saying demolition is the most cost-effective solution.

The signals will be bagged for at least 60 days to evaluate their potential removal, Public Works Traffic Engineer Jeremy Carter said in a statement. The intersection will remain under stop sign control.

Carter says citizens can contact him with comment or concerns over the removal of the signal by calling his department at 779-348-7173. R.




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