The Illinois Department of Transportation is planning to widen Route 62 from the Barrington Hills Village Hall to Algonquin.
If IDOT installs curbs, expect the speed limit to drop to 45 Miles Per Hour, as it did on Route 14 north of Crystal Lake.
Wednesday night the Algonquin Township Board may adopt a resolution urging IDOT not to install curbs on a widened Algonquin Road.
Here is the resolution that I proposed as a first draft:
Resolution Urging Illinois Department of Transporation Not to Install Curbs on Any More of Route 62
Whereas commuters to and from McHenry County used to be able to travel at 55 Miles Per Hour along Illinois Route 62 from the Barrington Hills Village Hall to Barrington Road,
Whereas millions of tax dollars were spent to winder that part of Route 62,
Whereas after the “improvement” the speed limit was lowered from 55 MPH to 45 MPH,
Whereas something similar happened when Route 14 was widened from Route `76 to Woodstock,
Whereas resulting speed limits were also lowered by ten miles per hours,
Whereas such a reduction makes no sense to Algonquin Township Board members, not mention
residents throuighout McHenry County,
Whereas the rumor mill says that installation of curbs was the excuse used to lower the speed limit on raods that to virtually everyone seem safer than when they were two lanes,
Whereas Route 72 through South Barringon has a speed limit of 55 Miles Per Hour,
Whereas this Board bellieves the higher speed limit results from there being no curbs on that section of Route 72,
Now, therefore, be it resolvied, that the Algonquin Village Board urges the Illinois Department of
Transporation not to install curbs should Route 62 be widened from the Barrington Hills Village Hall to the Village of Alqonuin,
Be it futher resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to IDOT's District Engineer, all legislators representing any part of Route 62 east of Barrington Road and any part of McHenry County, plus Governor Bruce Rauner, plus all municipal boards representing any part of McHenry County, plus all McHenry County township boards and highway commissioners.