Rockford Drivers Could See Fewer Traffic Signals
Rockford drivers might have to wait at fewer traffic signals in the near future.
According to a press release, the city is conducting a study to find out which traffic signals are needed along Rockford's streets.
Starting Friday, the city will remove four traffic signals and two pedestrian signals at Eighth Street and Broadway, 18th Ave. and Seventh Street, Court and Mulberry, Court and Park, Michigan and Clover, and Third and Prairie.
Signals in those areas will be shut off and covered with bags for 30 days. Signs will be posted in the areas to inform drivers about the study.
According to the City of Rockford, all of the intersections have been reviewed and found to not currently meet the Federal Highway Administration's requirements for traffic signals.
This is the second time the city has removed signals as part of the study. Earlier this year, traffic signals were removed at 15th Ave and Christina Street and 11th Street and Columbia Ave.