Traffic patterns will change in downtown Rockford as the city removes outdated traffic lights and replaces them with stop signs.
Studies determined these signals were no longer necessary, according to Traffic Engineer Jeremy Carter. He urges drivers to be aware of the changes.
"I would encourage anyone who is driving through these areas where the traffic signals are being removed just to pay attention, because traffic patterns will change a little bit as people are getting used to the new stop control."
---Traffic Engineer Jeremy Carter