As you can see from the photos below, supplied by a Friend of McHenry County Blog, lots of people attended the public meeting held by the Illinois Department of Transportation about its proposal to build a roundabout at the intersection of Harmony Road and Route 20.
One reader wrote,
“Roughly 200 people in attendance and most were not feeling favorably toward the prospects of not just one, but two roundabouts on Rte 20 within close proximity of each other.
“Concerns included the prospects of 18-wheelers slowing down from 55 MPH to 15 MPH IN ORDER to negotiate the turns, to the costs to do a roundabout vs. A simple traffic light, and concerns about fire & rescue vehicles as well as farm equipment being able to maneuver through since they’re oversized.
“Also, comments were made to the effect that the decision to build the roundabouts has already been made by IDOT , so glad they don’t bother to get our input prior to their decision-making.”
There was a panel to explain the proposal and answer questions.
Here’s a close-up of one of the illustrations:
Here’s the justification for putting a roundabout at Harmony Road and Route 20:
Here is a comparison of the footprints of the two alternatives:
If you attended, please share what went on in the comment section.