Two years ago the Park and Ride facility at the corner of Virginia Street Road and Route 31 was announced.
Virginia Street Road used to enter Route 31 on a diagonal, hooking up with Klasen Road. Then Virginia Street Road was moved a bit to the north. The second time around resulted in what one sees now.
That left a roughly triangular parcel that was empty.
Perfect for McHenry County’s first Park and Ride facility planners thought.
I drove by the newly-dedicated parking lot mid-day the Tuesday after the 4th of July Weekend to see how it was doing.
Not so well, it seems.
There were only three cars in the lot.
So much for it existence leading to taking a fair number of cars off the road.