STATELINE (WIFR) -- The second half of the widening project on Route 173 in Winnebago County should get started later this fall.
The Illinois Department of Transportation says expansion work could begin this fall. Contractors are still submitting bids for the project. Crews will widen 173 from 2 lanes to four lanes between Alpine Road all the way to Interstate 90. The total project is expected to cost around $22 million dollars.