Our Future, Our Goals, Our Map

Welcome to the online home of the Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning, better known as RMAP, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Rockford region. Please feel free to browse our site, review our documents, send comments or suggestions to the staff, and generally get involved in the planning process.

Want to learn a little more about RMAP? Check out the About Us Page. Interested in the current activities of RMAP? You might start by looking below at the recent announcements.

Legacy documents are being added as quickly as RMAP staff is able to convert them into digital formats and upload them. Check back frequently for updates on what has recently been posted.

If you believe you have found a broken link, a missing file, incorrect information or another error on the RMAP Web site, please contact the Web Administrator. Thank you for visiting the online home of RMAP, we hope your stay is informative and enjoyable.

Important Announcements

Ramp repairs requiring long-term lane closures at the East Riverside Boulevard Interchange on I-90, north of Rockford, are scheduled to begin this week and continue into fall. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place in advance on each ramp to alert drivers to the scheduled lane closures.

The Tollway is repairing pavement, guardrails, barrier walls, curbs and gutters on the ramps. Work began August 21 and completion is scheduled, weather permitting, for late September. While ramp repairs are underway, no more than one toll collection lane at each ramp plaza will be closed at a time. For more information, view the informational notice.

RMAP has released a draft of the 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program. To view the document, click here. For comments on the TIP, or to receive more information, contact Michael Hren, Metropolitan Planner.

The RMAP Technical Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:00a at the City of Loves Park City Hall has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Technical Committee is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2015. For more information on the schedule of RMAP Committees, see the Upcoming Meetings page.

RMAP will be hosting an informational public open house regarding the draft of the RMAP Transportation Improvement Program on August 21, 2015 at the Regional Center for Planning and Design, 315 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101. For more details, click here to view the notice.

Notice is hereby given that the Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP), located at 313 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101, has updated the (1) Title VI & Environmental Justice and (2) Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan documents, which will be submitted to the RMAP Technical and Policy Committees for approval and amendment. A copy of the draft updates are available for the Title VI & Environmental Justice document and the LEP Plan. To view the notice further detailing these draft updates, click here.

Public comments on both the Title VI & Environmental Justice document and the LEP plan, as all RMAP plans, are accepted at this time before the final documents are presented to the RMAP Technical Committee and RMAP Policy Committee for their action. For comments to be taken into account prior to passage of these drafts by the RMAP committees, they should be submitted to RMAP no later than August 31st, 2015 using any of the following methods:

Time for public comment will also be allotted at the RMAP Technical Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Loves Park City Hall, 100 Heart Blvd., Loves Park, IL, or at the RMAP Policy Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:15 PM at the Regional Center for Planning and Design, 315 N. Main St., Rockford, IL. Questions regarding these meetings may be directed to any of the methods listed above for communication.

The RMAP Policy Committee has approved the final version of the updated 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). To view the document, click to visit the LRTP page.

The Transportation for Tomorrow (2040): A Long Range Transportation Plan for the Rockford Region was recommended by the RMAP Technical Committee at their July 23rd, 2015 meeting and adopted by the RMAP Policy Committee at their July 30th, 2015 meeting.

RMAP would like to thank all of our partner organizations and the public for all of input, comments and participation received during the development phase of the Long Range Transportation Plan update.

Questions regarding the LRTP may be sent at any time to RMAP via the emails on the staff page or by mail or in person to 313 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101.

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has announced long-term lane closures scheduled at Illinois Route 173 and East Riverside Boulevard on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) north of Rockford. For more details, view the release.

The final draft of the 2016 RMAP UWP has been posted, and is available here.

IDOT has recently released its CY 2015 CVP application. The application and appendices can be accessed via the links below.

Applications are due to IDOT-DPIT on May 31st, 2015.

The RMAP Mobility Subcommittee will be discussing the applications for the IDOT CVP program at the May 12th, 2015 meeting. At that meeting, a recommendation regarding HSTP compliance will be made by the Mobility Subcommittee for applications so that IDOT can proceed with review and potential vehicle award determination. To assist in the process, please forward a synopsis of your application to Jon Paul Diipla, AICP by May 4th , 2015. The information submitted in the synopsis will need to include the following:

1. Name of applicant agency and contact information.
2. Proposed purpose/program for which the requested vehicles will be used.
3. The total number of vehicles being requested.
4. The total cost of vehicles being requested.

Please contact Jon Paul Diipla, AICP if there are any questions.

RMAP has released a draft of the fiscal year 2016 Unified Work Program (UWP). To view the draft, click here. For any comments on the UWP, please contact Mr. Gary McIntyre, Metro Program Manager for RMAP

The RMAP-created Functionally Classified Road Map is now available in digital format. Click here to view it.

RMAP has released a memorandum detailing the change in phone numbers for RMAP staff. To view the memorandum, click here.

The 2014 Version of the RMAP Cooperative Agreement is now available for viewing.

RMAP has released its 2015 meeting schedule for the Policy Committee, Technical Committee, and Mobility Subcommittee. Click here to view the schedule.

RMAP has published a study regarding freight traffic and transportation in the region. To view the freight study, click here. If you have questions or comments regarding the freight study, please contact Gary McIntyre, Metro Program Manager.

The former Executive Director of RMAP, Mr. Steve Ernst, has retired. The staff of RMAP wishes Mr. Ernst all happiness and success in the future endeavors that he throws himself into. RMAP thanks Mr. Ernst for his many years of leadership, vision, and effort as its director.

The Final Draft of the FY 2015-2018 RMAP TIP is available here. The Policy Committee is scheduled to deliberate on this final draft at its 7/24/2014 meeting. If you have comments or questions regarding the TIP, send them to Michael Hren, Metropolitan Planner, TIP Manager, Website Administrator, and Jack of all Trades. Comments will be accepted at any time.

RMAP has received a HUD Sustainable Communities Certificate, in commemoration of the progress and accomplishment of the Sustainable Communities Grant. To view the certificate, click here.

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has released a number of fact sheets regarding improvements being undertaken on I-90, including a Corridor Overview, a Construction Traffic Flyer, an overview of the work being done on the Business 20/State Street Interchange, and a By the Numbers Overview. For more information, visit the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority’s website.

The League of Illinois Bicyclists has released a Rockford Area Bike Map. To view the map, click here.

Commonwealth Edision has released information regarding the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act. For an overview, click here. For details on Winnebago and Boone counties, click here.

An interactive map detailing the congestion levels of the arterial roads in the RMAP Region has been released. To view this map, click here.

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