This website has been created to facilitate public input
and provide facts about the Illinois Route 2 Phase I Study,
process, and schedule. We invite you to explore the website
and provide your comments and recommendations regarding the
study through our Get Involved section.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has
initiated the Illinois Route 2 Phase I Study. This study
will examine transportation needs of and solutions for this
corridor through an extensive public involvement process.
The study area is located in Winnebago County, extending
approximately 2.0 miles from north of Auburn Street on the
south to north of Riverside Blvd. on the north, all within
the City of Rockford, Illinois.
Public Informational Open House Held March 9,
IDOT hosted a second public meeting, the Public
Informational Open House, for the IL 2 N. Main Street
Project Study on March 9, 2011. The meeting was held at the
Spectrum School located at 2909 N. Main Street in Rockford.
The purpose of the meeting was to share initial design
concept recommendations developed by the IL 2 Citizen’s
Advisory Group (click here for meeting materials), and
solicit feedback from interested stakeholders.
The meeting was held in an open house format, and
interested persons could visit anytime between 1:00 and 6:00
p.m. Attendees had the opportunity to review exhibits,
provide comments, and meet with IDOT and study team
representatives to discuss the project.
IDOT Held Public Awareness Meeting to Kick-Off Project
IDOT hosted the first public awareness meeting to kick
off the Illinois Route 2 Phase I Study on August 5, 2010. It
was held at EIGERlab which is located at 605 Fulton Avenue
in Rockford. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the
project and discuss the concerns of the department as well
as concerns identified locally. Interested persons could
visit anytime between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. IDOT provided
information regarding the study schedule and process, study
area characteristics and public involvement opportunities.
Attendees had the opportunity to review exhibits, provide
comments and meet with IDOT and study team representatives
on a one-on-one basis.
Public Informational Open House
Held July 11, 2012
The third public meeting for the Illinois Route 2/N. Main
Street Phase I Study was held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at
Spectrum School, 2909 N. Main Street, Rockford, Illinois
from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The meeting was held in an open
house format with displays for review and the opportunity
for attendees to provide comments, suggestions, issues and
The primary goal of the meeting was to share
with the public the preliminary layout for the N. Main
Street (IL 2) corridor study that extends from north of
Auburn Street to north of Riverside Boulevard in Rockford.
In addition, the meeting was intended to provide the study
team with a better understanding of stakeholders’ thoughts
and concerns regarding the preliminary layout of the
corridor. Attendees had the opportunity to view the proposed
details of the project as well as the anticipated
right-of-way and temporary construction easement needs.
Attendees also had the opportunity to view and comment on
the anticipated impacts of the project to Brown Park.