Around 4 pm today several Rockford Scanner fans said there was a major traffic backup on I-39. There is a vehicle on fire near I-36 and Mcneal near Monroe Center. This is believed to be the cause of the traffic backup, but not confirmed. Avoid I-39 or expect delays
Elmwood Rd. RR Tracks Eastbound lane East of N Main
Rockford Scanner Fan: There is a large piece in the center of this track that has broken out and came up. Overnight large spikes have been placed to hold it down. Unfortunately these are sticking up over 4 ” and a hazard to vehicles, Police were sending someone out . As there is no way of seeing them if there was a caution sign it may have blown away. Be careful.
Note: Rockford Police and Illinois State police, Boone/Belvidere police are all doing this campaign also. Articles posted on our website (A quick search will pull the articles up) on these departments.
Rockford Scanner Fan Laura Kraman :
“Hello, I was wondering if you could put a message out for me. My company AMS will be doing road work the next 3 days (Wed, Thurs and Friday) on Willowbrook Rd between Elevator and McCurry, then McCurry and Rockton Rd. We wanted to ask drivers to be cautious of the workers. Thank you.”
Rockford Scanner fans said this morning they were patrolling near N Main. Another said Riverside area as well.
The Rockford Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP), and local law enforcement agencies across the state, are joining together to save more lives by strongly enforcing seal belt and impaired driving laws.
Rockford Police officers are conducting seat belt and impaired driving patrols through November 28, 2016.
The department is reminding residents to fasten their seat belts and drive sober during the Thanksgiving holiday, and always, or run the risk of receiving a ticket.
Illinois law requires that all passengers within a vehicle wear seat belts, regardless of where they are seated. According to IDOT, Illinois has a 94.1 percent daytime belt usage rate, however, far too many drivers and passengers fail to buckle up – especially at night.
Impaired driving is a violent crime that kills – every 30 minutes, someone in America dies because of an impaired driver, and every two minutes, someone is injured. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 47% of Illinois motor vehicle fatalities involve alcohol.
Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. Save the cost of a ticket, and more importantly, help save lives.
The Thanksgiving Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign” is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety.
Boone County Sheriff David Ernest announces the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program Grant (STEP Grant), Thanksgiving Day Campaign, which begins on November 14th and ends on November 28th.
The Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety, awarded the Boone County Sheriff’s Office funds to conduct additional specialized patrols for occupant restraint violations and DUI.
Off-duty Deputies will be hired back to conduct roving saturation patrols and will be deployed at or near high crash and high traffic locations.
Sheriff Ernest encourages motorists to “buckle up” and to designate a sober driver if you’ve been consuming alcohol. Motorists caught un-belted or under the influence will be cited or arrested.
Effective Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8:00 AM, the City of Rockford Street Division will be closing Crosby St. between Summit St. and Regan St. for tree removal operations. The closure will be effective during the hours of 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Work is expected to take approximately 4 hours.
The City of Rockford Forestry Division appreciates your cooperation during this time and will work to reopen the roadway as expeditiously as possible
Avoid taking the bypass today and for awhile. They are doing construction overnights and have closed off some on ramps. They plan on opening up the ramps around 10 am today. And 8 am in the future. This is causing a huge traffic jam and traffic is backed up for miles. So please avoid taking the bypass, unless you feel like sitting in a traffic jam for awhile. No word on how long the construction project will last.
Yesterday was a pretty violent day in the Rockford area.
Below is a recap of some of the violence:
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WITH “SEE IT, SNAP IT, SEND IT”
ROCKFORD – Beginning Wednesday November 2, the Water Division will be repairing the water valve in the 1500 block of Nelson Blvd. Nelson Blvd will be closed at 15th Ave to all traffic heading northbound.
Proper traffic controls will be in place, and citizens are encouraged to use an alternate route. The driving public is to use extreme caution when near work zone.
Work is expected to last up to one to three (1-3) business days.