Wednesday, when I hit the stop light at Miller Road, I decided to time how long it took to get to Algonquin Road.
It was 8:37 AM at Miller Road.
When I got to Algonquin Road, it was 8:40.
Three minutes from Miller to Algonquin Road. (I started at Ackman Road, but didn’t think to check the time. There was no traffic delay, between Ackman and Miller except the traffic light though.)
I hit the left turn light, heading east on what would become Route 62 across Route 31.
It took two lights to get across Route 31.
Total time on Algonquin Road from Randall Road–six minutes.
The McHenry County Department of Transportation is reported doing a makeover of its traffic count on Randall Road. Guess the old numbers weren’t high enough to justify spending $130 million improving the road.
Certainly, there was no problem on Randall Wednesday morning at the end of rush hour.
The opening of the Algonquin Bypass is supposed to take traffic faster through Route 31 by lessening the time for north-south traffic and limiting or prohibiting left turns going south.
Now I have six minute benchmark from Randall to Route 31, I look forward to the opening of the Bypass to see if it lives up to expectations.