State Asks for $180,875 Snow Plowing Help

Here’s what the McHenry County Board’s Transportation Committee will consider today: On September 19, 2016, MCDOT was approached by representatives from IDOT with a proposal to assist IDOT with winter operations on approximately 118 lane miles of State Highways. Three … Continue reading

Cost of the Algonquin Bypass

Now that the election season is (almost) behind us, perhaps we can start thinking about public policy again and not just politics.  Below is a study by Steve Willson on the Algonquin Bypass: Our Outrageous Roads In September of 2014, … Continue reading

Lawrence Road Bridge Being Replaced

Here are the details from the McHenry County Department of Transportations: LAWRENCE ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IDOT CONTRACT: 61B85,  Section No. 10-00376-00-BR The Lawrence Road Bridge over a tributary to the Lawrence Creek between Ramer Road and Oak Grove Road, 1.5 miles … Continue reading

Non-Dedicated Subdivision Road Meeting Cancelled

The McHenry County Board was scheduled to convene at 6 PM on November 17th to hear what the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office has to say about where the County has been historically, where we are now, and the options available … Continue reading

Considering Widening Randall Road

McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller asked a Randall Road question of the four men who want to sit in the seat vacated by Ken Koehler. Besides putting in two left turn lanes on all four corners of the intersection of … Continue reading

County Highway Vendor Gives to Gottemoller & Hill

When I saw AECOM US Federal Political Action Committee out of Arlington Heights, Virginia, on the campaign disclosure reports of Joe Gottemoller, candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman, and Tina Hill, McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate, I wondered why. … Continue reading

Over $8 Million for Unincorporated Subdivision Roads

The McHenry County Transportation Committee has voted to budget $8,060,000 over the next five years to attack the problem of unincorporated subdivision roads. A memo explains what’s up: In accordance with Illinois Law, Motor Fuel Tax Funds are permitted to … Continue reading

Public Input Sought on County Roads

The following notice has arrived from the McHenry County Department of Transportation: WORKSHOP NOTICE The DIVISION OF TRANSPORTATION has scheduled County Board Workshop meetings for the purpose of discussing the 5-Year Transportation Program on the following dates: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 … Continue reading

County Poster Contest

A press release from the McHenry County Board McHenry County to Celebrate National County Government Month with Poster Contest WOODSTOCK, Illinois – McHenry County will celebrate National County Government Month (NCGM) during the month of April to showcase how the county … Continue reading

March 2nd Expansion of MCRide

A press release from the McHenry County Department of Transportation: MCRide Dial-A-Ride Expanding to Additional Communities WOODSTOCK, Illinois – McHenry County has partnered with Pace Suburban Bus and several communities to offer expanded dial-a-ride services in McHenry County starting on … Continue reading

What to Expect at County Transporation Committee Meeting Wednesday Morning

The McHenry County Transportation Committee will meet at 8:15 AM in the Board’s room in the Administrative Building in Woodstock. According to The First Electric Newspaper, there was a secret slide presentation to a group of “stakeholders” last Thursday. Algonquin … Continue reading

Transportation Department Verifies County Looking at Eisenman Building

The reply from the McHenry County Department of Transporation to my request for documents relating to the Eisenmann property in Crystal Lake resulted in a denial. I was searching for confirmation that the non-office building portion of the Virginia Street Road … Continue reading

Blinking Lights at Randall and Algonquin Roads

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 … Continue reading