Johnsburg Road east of Route 31.
Sunday I decided to see how McHenry County’s first roundabout was working.
The road from Route 31 has been widened to three lanes.
The third lane is a turning lane and, to be honest, parts of it appear to be unneeded.
Traffic signals have been installed at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Johnsburg Road.
New signals have been installed at both Riverside Drive and Spring Grove Road.
Where Spring Grove Road heads north from Johnsburg Road there are also new lights.
Right before Spring Grove Road is a flashing sign urging people to “Stay Alert” because “Roundabout Open”.
The sign says, “Roundabout Open.”
The roundabout is not within sight of the sign.
There are buildings straight ahead, but the roundabout can’t be seen.
There are lots of signs at the roundabout in Johnsburg.
Over the small rise the roundabout appears.
I drove around with no traffic but my car and turned around at Chef Davito’s.
Approaching from where the library and grade school are located, I noted a circular sign I didn’t catch from the west.
I turned up St. John’s Avenue to get another view.
This is the view from the street that runs to St. John’s Catholic Church.
Next I turned onto Chapel Hill Road.
From Chapel Hill Road, this is the view of the roundabout.
At fifteen miles an hour, the intersection seems to work.
Around the circle I went back the way I came.