Another Retailed Spooked by County’s Continuous Flow Intersection Plan

The letter below was sent to McHenry County Engineer Joseph Korpalski by a new retailer in the Chicago market, Art Van Furniture. Its Real Estate Manager Lee Winter indicates that his firm is not interested in locating her if a … 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

Reconstructed Richmond Bridge Re-Opened on Hill Road

A press release from McHenry County: Hill Road Bridge Reopened October 1st WOODSTOCK, IL – The McHenry County Division of Transportation (MCDOT) reopened the Hill Road Bridge over the North Branch of Nippersink Creek, located just east of the Village … 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

McHenry County Road Project Updates

From the McHenry Department of Transportation: MCDOT Update Construction Rakow Road¬†has been¬†completed. Aside from a few punch list items and tree planting in the spring, this $26 million project was completed ahead of schedule and on budget. The project website … 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

Mark DeVries Gets National Award for Discover & Promotion of Beet Juice Anti-Ice Road Treatment

McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler offers the following on an award given to McHenry County Transportation Department Maintenance Superintendent Mark DeVries: “I am pleased to announce that the McHenry County Division of Transportation (MCDOT) Maintenance Superintendent Mark DeVries was … 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