Main Street / County Road 20 to be closed beginning Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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  • Main Street / County Road 20 will be closed in Downtown Rockford for approximately three weeks beginning Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, between Highway 55 and Elm Street.
  • Water Main replacement and repair will occur during this time frame and will protect against future repairs and service disruptions.
  • Please contact project representative, Steve Hegland, with any questions you may have: shegland@wenck.com; (612) 741-6548.

 

This road closure is necessary to repair and replace the water main under our Downtown Improvement Area, as it was discovered during construction that the water mains, valves and other connections showed moderate to severe deterioration. Failure to repair and replace the mains, valves and other connections now would result in future costly repairs and replacements within the next few years.

During the road closure, Elm Street will be accessible and can be taken to Mechanic Street to access Bridge Street and Highway 55. Additionally, Ash Street can be used to access Highway 55 as well. We will continue to post updates on the City’s website tracking our construction process which will also provide updated information on our construction schedule as we move forward.

While this was an unanticipated complication to the Main Street Improvement Project, we are still on track with our estimated project completion date being on or before August 1st, 2016.

Please contact project representative, Steve Hegland, with any questions you may have: shegland@wenck.com; (612) 741-6548. You can also visit the City’s website for weekly updates which are typically posted Friday on afternoons: www.cityofrockford.org.

 

2016 Downtown Improvements Update(s)

Downtown Improvements Update April 29, 2016

Downtown Improvements Update April 22, 2016

Downtown Improvements Update April 15, 2016

Downtown Improvements Update April 8, 2016

Downtown Improvements Update April 1, 2016

City of Rockford Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016 (8am-noon)

Clean Up Day 2013 020The City of Rockford will host the annual Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 8am-noon at the Public Works Facility – 6551 Utility Drive (look for the signs).

2016 Clean Up Day Flyer

Clean Up Day Map

 

 

 

Rockford Fire Department Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, May 8th (7am-noon)

Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs, Sausage, Milk, Juice & Coffee

Tickets $5 Presale (contact a firefighter or stop at City Hall), $7 Adults, $5 Senior Citizens, $3 ages 4 and under

Location – Rockford Fire Station – 6700 Main Street

Raffle Tickets $1

Proceeds will be used to purchased protective firefighter equipment.

Movie in the Park – Friday, May 20, 2016 at dusk (about TBD pm)

The City of Rockford Presents:

Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb

Movie in the Park – Friday, May 20th (about TBD pm)

Riverside Park, 8220 Elm Street, Rockford

Concessions items for sale TBD

Bring a chair/blanket, bug spray and enjoy the movie!!!

*Movie will be postponed to a further date if the weather is not favorable. Information will be posted on the City of Rockford’s Facebook page if the event will be postponed.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING:

Movie rental fee is being sponsored by: Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Movie screen and personnel provided by: Wright/Sherburne Cable Commission

Set up by TBD

Movie in the Park poster 09.18.2015 Night at the Museum III