A big construction burden will soon be finished in Rockford, allowing drivers a sigh of relief. It's well known Spring Creek Road has been under construction for about a year as crews replace water pipes under ground. Finally, there is light and the end of the tunnel.

Unless the weather doesn't allow, Spring Creek Road from just east of Alpine to Anderson Japanese Gardens will wrap up by November. According to WREX, this includes resurfacing, too. If the weather is indeed problematic construction will stop until spring.

"If you could get snow the first week of November -- then it may just button up for the winter and it won't come back until the spring," Tim Hanson, the Executive Director of the Rock River Water Reclamation district says. "I'm being optimistic."

Not only is this good news for drivers but it's also good for tax payers because the cost of construction could be over a million dollars less than projected. (Cha-Ching!)

Not only could the project finish early, it looks like it's coming in under budget. It was expected to cost up to 13 million. But, leaders say the final number is slightly below 10 million dollars.

If all goes well we'll be driving down Spring Creek Road on Thanksgiving just to experience its smoothness.


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