North Main St. construction – Kelley’s Market

N Main construction KelleysSource:  Rockford Register Star 6/24/2016


IL2 N Main St., Construction Begins – 2016, I.D.O.T.


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Source: Illinois Dept. of Transportation, via Peter Herdklotz



“Razing Main” by Brian Leaf – 10/5/2015

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Source: Rockford Register Star 10/5/2015

River Walk – 2006


Source:  Rockford Register Star August 30, 2006

Ernst, Steve

“Planner talks about 35 years of transportation work” by Brian Leaf

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“For 35 years, Steve Ernst has lived and breathed traffic engineering and planning in the Rock River Valley. This week,  he retires as Executive Director of the Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

One problem is how imbalanced state transportation funding is.

Another problem is how the Illinois Department of Transportation is organized.

Passenger rail is our No. 1 opportunity.

Source: Rockford Register Star Dec. 8, 2014


No. Main St. – restructuring – 3500 Block

N Main McNitt

business in the lower half of reconstruction map shown, in the year 2011, are”

Lower left, Gilley’s European Tan Spa – 3501 N. Main St., and Belfiori Flowers and Gifts – 3505 N. Main St.,   Lower Center – Rockford Washer – 3519 N. Main St., and Dr. Roy McNitt, DDS – 3535 N. Main St.

Source of photograph: Illinois Dept. of Transportation, 2011

Source of address:  2011 Polk’s Rockford City Directory



No. Main St. – Restructuring – Pino’s

No. Main - Pino's

Lower right – Pino’s Pizza, 2511 No. Main St.;  Upper left –  Budget Truck Rental, 2430 No. Main St,   Upper Center – Sterner Quality Machine, 2500 No. Main St.

Map of No.  Main St. restructuring: Illinois Dept. of Transportation, 2011