I wouldn’t be conspiratorial enough to think County officials turned off the traffic light at one of the busiest intersection in McHenry County, but as I was taking about fifteen minutes to get from Miller Road through the intersection of Randall and Algonquin Roads, it did cross my mind.
There I was in line to turn left and the traffic was backed up to beyond Lake in the Hills’ infamous red light cameras.
A surveying crew was at work laying out how far the road should be widened and, maybe, where the Continuous Flow Intersection would cut off access points to the businesses along Randall and Algonquin Roads.
Traffic was barely moving.
As I got closer, I noticed that the light was not working.
It would be off, then the red light would blink on.
My son, learning to drive, did not know what that meant, so at least the wait served some purpose in our car.
Although I saw surveying taking place on Randall, I didn’t catch a photo until I finally turned the corner fifteen minutes or so later.
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Meanwhile Citizen Advocates for Public Accountability continue to make presentations on why a CFI is not needed, why adding left turn lanes would be good enough to relieve driver frustrations.
If you have not read the analysis, you can read it here.
Of course, on Tuesday, a policeman from Algonquin and/or Lake in the Hills would have served the same purpose.