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Harlem Road Toll Bridge Reopens With Portillo’s Drive-Thru Spring 2016

Harlem Road Toll Bridge Reopens With Portillo’s Drive-Thru Spring 2016

gotrmanMachesney Park, IL – The Harlem Road Toll Bridge is being reinstalled come spring 2016.  The once-avoided toll bridge will begin construction to re-add it in mid-January, 2016, with an expected finish of May, 2016.

Machesney Park sources have stated that the toll fee will be $1.00 to enter Machesney Park heading east on Harlem, and $1.45 to enter Rockford heading west on Harlem.

Machesney Park officials are working with Rockford City Council members to donate $0.68 of every toll paid until 2016 to assist with downtown Rockford’s development and boosting local transformation, hope, vision, excellence, faith and hope.

Milwaukee based property investment and redevelopment firm, Gorman & Co., are picking up the bill for the re-addition of the Harlem Toll Bridge.

Portillo's Drive-Thru, Machesney Park, RockfordChinese investors working with Gorman & Co. to rehabilitate the region have requested that the Harlem Toll Bridge features a pit-stop Portillo’s fast food drive-thru to attract drivers that once ignored the toll bridge in its original incarnation years ago.

We can bridge the future to success together,“said Timothy Strombg. “Machesney Park and Rockford can transform our region together. Portillo’s adding a second location in the Rockford-area region is a nice touch. We can do this. It will be a huge boost to the region’s economy. I believe.

– Gilbert Grebner

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  1. Holly 29 December, 2015, 19:08

    Rockford says it all, we will now be funding that broke ass, miss managed city!!! The people of Machesney Park had no vote, it just pops up and we are expected to just say ok, and swallow it. What a load of crap!!!

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  2. Shawn 29 December, 2015, 18:34

    That’s a great idea! Put a record breaking business in a location to make another record but at failing because no one’s gonna use that toll that was removed 10 years later than promised the first time. Good idea Rockford area board teams.

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  3. Bobby 29 December, 2015, 18:29

    Chinese investors? Cmon, this is April fools for everyone who thought it to be real. Mark Zuckerberg is giving Toll bridges away just for spelling his last name correcly.

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  4. Tara 29 December, 2015, 18:14

    I refuse to use this intersection again like I did when it was fifty cents don’t care that much about a food place I’d sooner drive all the way out to state st.

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  5. Vicki Lee Roe 29 December, 2015, 17:40

    sorry but portillos isn’t that great of a place to eat.chili hot dogs suck really bad will not ever eat there again

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  6. jerry 29 December, 2015, 17:29

    Every one at that village hall needs to go thy are screwing up a good place to live and raise a family

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  7. Jeffery 29 December, 2015, 17:26

    Really, are you all that fucking stupid??? I see the Rockford school system has failed all of you. It’s under “breaking noose” and you think it’s real? Every single one of you must have sub 70 IQs. I can’t believe there are people that can use the internet that are as retarded as all of you.

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  8. Brad Meisenburg 29 December, 2015, 17:19

    The way things are going there I’m glad we moved to Phoenix

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  9. Sarah 29 December, 2015, 16:51

    Where was the vote? I will not use this intersection again. Are they using Portillo’s to boost up the use of the toll? Plus, why is Gormans involved in this also? Do we not have any qualified builders in Rockford? What a crock that is being put on all of us little people again. Why not just bring back the “city” stickers?

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  10. Bruce 29 December, 2015, 16:38

    For that price, I’d be using Riverside or Latham. The little bit of extra gas would be less than the toll fees. Is this for real?

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  11. Nick 29 December, 2015, 16:06

    WTF are you talking about? This is nowhere near Portillos! Shouldn’t there have been a vote?

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