Downtown Rockford streets could see a change of direction

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The city is working to convert Church Street and Main St. into two-way streets.

Right now, both are one-ways.

The public had a chance this evening to learn about the project and give feedback.

It was one of several meetings held throughout the day.

Those behind the project say the public input helps spot details they may have missed.

“These engagement meetings we get to hear input, we get to start to have some ideas on what we need to do and ultimately we can come back to everyone, the entire public, at an open house and say this is what we’ve come up with,” said Traffic Engineer of Rockford, Jeremy Carter. “This is where we heard you and have our best step forward as we move forward with the process.”

Those plans could be presented to the public in November.

The Illinois Department of Transportation has final say on the project.

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