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

McHenry County Update on Randall Road

This is from the McHenry County Department of Transportation: MAY 13, 2014. At the direction of the McHenry County Board, the design team continues to meet with businesses and other project stakeholders to solicit feedback for use in the re-analysis … Continue reading

Citizens’ Group Attacks Continuous Flow Intersection on Randall Road

The following analysis of the Continuous Flow Intersection McHenry County is contemplating building at the intersection of Randall and Algonquin Roads was prepared by Citizen Advocates for Public Accountability: Highway Robbery CAPA Position Paper on the Randall Road Phase II … Continue reading

The County Board Debate on the $9 Million Randall Road Expansion Resolution – 2

Next up in the McHenry County Board debate on the widening of Randall Road and the reconstruction of its intersection with Algonquin Road was Mike Walkup. Walkup  complained about the excessive population figures used in the analysis. He urged the … Continue reading

Finance Committee Moves Randall-Algonquin Road Intersection Improvement to County Board

In the 1960’s when one wanted to get from the northern termination of Randall Road at Algonquin Road, one had to go east and travel through the old section of Lake in the Hills to get to Crystal Lake. The … Continue reading

Proposed Randall Road Consultant Makes McHenry County Political Contributions

Whenever I see a contract being let, I wonder if campaign contributions might have been made to anyone close to the awarding of that contract. Today I looked at the McHenry County Transportation Committee agenda, which you can find here. … Continue reading

McHenry County Long Range Transporation Plan Hearings Set

A press release from McHenry County: Public Meetings Scheduled for Draft McHenry County 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan WOODSTOCK, IL – The McHenry County Division of Transportation (MCDOT) is pleased to announce the release of the draft 2040 McHenry County … Continue reading

Still Time to Weigh In with Your Opinion on the 2040 McHenry County Transportation Plan

McHenry County Department of Transportation Planner Scott Hennings gives the results of public input so far on the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. Note that very, very few people have voted. As of this morning (7/1/13), the overall top-10 transportation … Continue reading

McDOT Finds Way to Drive Traffic to Long-Range Plan Web Site

Last week, the McHenry County Department of Transportation announced a public hearing June 5th on its long-range plan, plus a web page where people who can’t or won’t attend the hearing could vote online. Today, Transportation Planner Scott Hennings released … Continue reading

Views of Traffic Slowed by Snow

All in all, it was a very bad night for traffic. Route 62 was worse than that part of Algonquin Road east of Route 31, which is a county road. Maybe it was the beet juice mixed with the salt. … Continue reading

Year’s Reconstruction of Route 31 Completed

A press release from the McHenry County Board: Illinois Route 31 @ Virginia Road/Klasen Road Widening and Reconstruction Improvement; Completion of the final Stage III has occurred and the roadway is ready to be open to traffic. [November 28, 2012 … Continue reading

Windy Rakow Road Ribbon Cutting

This morning’s ribbon cutting for Rakow Road had a bit better weather than the snowy day when the road was inaugurated. The sides to the tent weren’t lowered today. No participation, but wind strong enough to lift the unweighted tent … Continue reading

Non-Dedicated Road Coalition Ask County Board Transportation Committee Chairman Anna Miller to Recuse Herself

My first public meeting was a hearing at the Algonquin Township Garage while I was still in college. For some reason, my father was interested in a Silver Lakes non-dedicated road hearing. At the time, Silver Lakes, near Cary, had … Continue reading