Pritzker announces $1.5M for South Alpine improvements in Rockford
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Governor JB Pritzker along with Illinois Secretary of Transportation Omer Osman and mayor Tom McNamara announced Thursday $1.5 million in funds as part of the first phase of a $5 million improvement effort focused on South Alpine Road in Rockford.
“I’m proud to announce the first tranche of funding to renew South Alpine Road, improving the lives of the tens of thousands of drivers that rely on this corridor every day,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Up and down the Rockford region, we’re restoring and rebuilding, creating jobs, and making sure working families have the opportunities and resources they need to build good lives for themselves and their families.”
The nearly mile-long stretch is scheduled to be resurfaced this spring.
The governor commended congress members Thursday for bringing attention to the needs of the district in Springfield.
“Working with our partners in Rockford, we are moving ahead to bring relief to the thousands of vehicles that rely on South Alpine Road daily,” said secretary Osman. “These interim improvements are just a first step toward creating a multimodal corridor in a busy area of the city that will improve quality of life and make South Alpine Road safer and more accessible for all residents.”
Watch the full news conference below:
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