City Passes New Capital Improvements Plan

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford city council members discussed the future of the Whitman Street Interchange at Wednesday's council meeting.

Two bridges will need to be replaced within six years, but council members passed the 2014-2018 Capital Improvements Plan that includes room for a possible complete overhaul of the interchange that's been around for decades.

There is a chance the interchange, its bridges, one way streets, and ramps are all demolished and then turned into a regular intersection.

The other option is for the city to repair the two bridges that are part of the interchange at a cost of 4 million dollars and then keep paying to maintain the interchange.

Either way, the project the city ultimately decides on won't happened for at least a few years.

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