City of Rockford releases new online tool
ROCKFORD – The City of Rockford, on Tuesday, launched a web tool that allows residents to view details, cost and timeline of each of the nearly 200 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects currently underway in the city.
Available on the city’s website, rockfordil.gov, the CIP web map shows the progress of street, bridge, stormwater and sidewalk projects throughout Rockford. In addition, residents can view Neighborhood Projects for each ward, which are selected by each ward’s alderman.
Each year, the city publishes a five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which details a comprehensive, city-wide infrastructure investment program.
“Not only is this tool a big accomplishment for our facilities management team, but it is a valuable resource for all of our residents,” said City Engineer Tim Hinkens. “The map pinpoints every single CIP construction project – complete with pop-up descriptions, pictures and plans for each project.”
The Capital Improvement Plan is funded by the infrastructure sales tax and motor fuel tax. The city receives approximately $16 million annually from the 1% sales tax and uses those dollars to leverage external grants and state and federal funding awards. This year, Rockford is leveraging $16 million to do more than $40 million of work.