McHenry County Road Project Updates

From the McHenry Department of Transportation:

MCDOT Update

Construction

November 1, 2012, at Randall Road and Virginia Street intersection.

November 1, 2012, at Randall Road and Virginia Street intersection.

Rakow Road has been completed. Aside from a few punch list items and tree planting in the spring, this $26 million project was completed ahead of schedule and on budget. The project website was very successful to help keep motorists aware of weekly progress. The website had over 21,500 hits with emails being sent to over 230 residents. Here is a sample comment from a resident from November:

“I really have appreciated theses updates. I forward them to my friends and family, and they all appreciate it and want me to thank you. It really has been a BIG help with our travel time knowing we need to leave earlier for work etc. (GIANT SMILEY FACE)”

 Visit the project website to also see the ribbon cutting ceremony pictures: www.RakowRoad.com.

Miller Road construction has begun. The project has been split into two phases. Phase 1 is from roughly a ¼ mile east of Green Street to River Road. Over this winter, the new bridge that will carry the new westbound lanes will be built. The existing bridge will be used for the eastbound lanes. For photos, project details and to sign up for email updates, Facebook and Twitter, visit the project website at www.CharlesMillerRoad.com.

Walkup Road is now 80% complete and fully prepared for winter shutdown. The project, originally scheduled for completion in 2012, was delayed by AT&T. Project completion is now scheduled for spring 2013. The final project includes a new traffic signal at Mason Hill Road, a bicycle/pedestrian path linking Prairie Ridge High School to downtown Crystal Lake, a new wetland within Veteran Acres Park, replacement of aged water mains, and additional travel/turning lanes at Illinois Route 176 which will improve the operations and safety of the intersection.

For photos, project details and to sign up for email updates, Facebook and Twitter, visit the project website at www.WalkupRoad.com.

Western Algonquin Bypass - Work will continue through the winter on the retaining walls and bridges for the bypass over Algonquin Road. Algonquin Road will remain one lane in each direction through the summer of 2013. Completion of the entire project is anticipated in 2014. Visit http://www.dot.il.gov/IL31alg/index.html for project updates.

 Bridges

The MCDOT has completed three bridge replacement projects this year, all lead by MCDOT Construction Engineering staff and totaling approximately $3.5 million in construction costs.

1. The Blivin Street Bridge in the Village of Spring Grove.

2. The Graf Road Bridge over the Piscasaw Creek in Chemung Township.

3. The Dunham Road Bridge over the Rush Creek in Dunham Township.

Bids were opened for the Hill Road Bridge in Richmond Township and the Lawrence Road Bridge in November for construction in 2013.


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