Traffic Alert Near Roscoe


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.”


TRAFFIC ALERT: Tree Removal Causing Traffic Issue in Rockford


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


Water Valve Repair Causing Traffic Issues in Rockford



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.





TRAFFIC ALERT: Police Warn About Farm Equipment On Roadway



The Boone County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind drivers that fall harvest season is starting and there will be some heavy equipment on the roadway. Please be respectful and cautious of these slow moving vehicles.
A few rural road safety considerations:
*Slow down as soon as you spot a piece of farm equipment. In fact, if you see something ahead that is neither car nor truck, slow down–at least until you have identified the object.
*Watch for hand signals. Just because a tractor veers right does not mean the operator is pulling over for you to pass. The sheer size of farm equipment often dictates the necessity of wide turns–hence the veer right. If a tractor operator is signaling you to wait, trust him. He has a much higher vantage point than you.
*Be aware of the triangular Slow-moving-Vehicle (SMV) sign. Only use SMV signs on slow moving vehicles, not to mark driveways or for other non-vehicular uses. Not only are these actions illegal in many areas, they devalue the purpose of SMV signs, putting producers at risk when moving equipment.
*Watch for flashing amber lights. This type of light often marks the far right and left of farm equipment. Also watch for reflective tape marking extremities and sides of equipment.
*Do not speed past farm machinery. Even when you may pass safely and legally, the turbulence created by your vehicle may cause the machinery to sway and become unstable.
*Do not pull out in front of slow moving vehicle and then slow suddenly. A tractor pulling a grain cart does not have the maneuverability of a car. Did I mention size? Make sure you have ample space to pass. As with any passing operation, check the rear-view mirror before returning to your travel lane.
*Do not expect equipment to run partly on the road shoulders. Driving with one set of wheels on the pavement and one set on loose-surfaced shoulders substantially increases the risk of overturn or other accident.




Traffic Alert on Rockford East Side

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from approximately 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, the City of Rockford Public Works Department will reduce westbound traffic to one lane on Spring Creek at Bradley Rd for the purpose of a tree removal.

Traffic control will be in place however citizens may want to consider using an alternate route during this time. Citizens are urged to use caution when travelling through all work zones.