Changes coming to Whitman interchange

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- With more than 50,000 of us using it every day the Whitman Interchange is one of the busiest roads in the Stateline and changes to the sometimes confusing area are coming.

The City of Rockford plans to overhaul the interchange, but wants to know if we like what engineers have come up with.

The city says it's held public input sessions and focus groups. In the past there was concern about traffic on Rural, but say now they've minimized the issue.

The idea is to use less land, opening up the area for more green space or mixed use development. However, engineers say even now nothing is set in stone.

"We are not finished by any stretch, we've come up with a concept, it's a concept, it’s not finalized until we do final plans for construction which is well into the future. We're still looking for people's input, we want them to tell us do they like it, do they not like it,“ Jeremy Carter, Traffic Engineer for the City of Rockford, said.

We can see the city's designs and tell engineers what we think of the plans at a public meeting on Tuesday, April 25. It's from 4pm-7pm at the Prairie Street Brewhouse. A presentation on the project will go from 4:30pm to 6pm.