Rockford-Winnebago County Better Roads Association requested $19 million from the state to fix West State Street.
Already $6.6 million of federal money is sitting and waiting to be used.
13th Ward Alderman Linda McNeely is asking residents to write to the State of Illinois. It's an effort to get the state to come through with their end of the bargain.
The project would widen the two-lane roadway.