11-12 Years after Walkup/Rt 176 Improvement Announced, Engineers to Be Interviewed

Probably few people remember when in the first term of State Rep. Jack Franks, he announced a $500,000 grant to Crystal Lake to make the intersection of Walkup Road and Route 176 more traffic-friendly.

Not to be outdone, House Republican Leader allocated $500,000 in so-called “member initiates” to non-incumbent GOP challenger Tom Salvi during Salvi’s almost successful campaign to unseat the then first-termer Franks.

Now, it’s 2011. Over halfway into 2012.

I see from the McHenry County Board’s Transportation Committee agenda that its members are interviewing

  • Baxter & Woodman
  • Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
  • HR Green
  • Thomas Engineering

The interviews also involve the awarding to contracts north of the completed widening and re-surfacing work.


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