The Fleming Road improvements are moving right along.
Comments from McHenry County Transportation Department consultant TransSystems include
- IDOT will be installing a new signal at the Illinois Route120 intersection.
A stop light will be installed, even though there have been virtually no accidents and much less traffic on Fleming Road than on the Lakewood Street in front of my house.
The report reads,
“The intersection of Country Club Road and Fleming Road shall be studied in the preliminary design phase to determine the type of intersection control required. This contract does not include design of a roundabout.
“If, after the preliminary design studies, a roundabout is determined to be the preferred intersection control, the additional work effort to design the roundabout will be added to the contract through a contract supplement.”
No recommendation for a stop light or re-alignment improvements at Fleming and County Club, even though there have been lots of accidents.
Oh, a roundabout might be studied in the future, but turning the intersection into a safer “T” and installing a light doesn’t even reach the “maybe” status…at least unless one wants to read between the lines.
To encourage people to attend the upcoming August 24th meeting, the Fleming Road Alliance sent out the following email:
This is a reminder that the second Community Advisory Group Meeting for the Fleming Road project will be held Tuesday morning, August 24, 2010 at MCDOT offices, (yes, during working hours again) 16111 Nelson Rd., Woodstock.
Please attend if you can, to support your FRA representatives. You will be permitted to speak if you wish, during public comment at the end of the meeting.
MCDOT has posted on its web site www.flemingroad.info the materials for this meeting.
After you get through the agenda, list of members and tree survey reports, you will find interesting things like the crash report, shoulder width options, and design options for drainage control – slopes, swales, curb and gutter, retaining walls, and sight line distances.
Please take a look starting on page 74 of the attachment.
Hope to see you at the meeting!
Fleming Road Alliance Organizing Committee