Rakow Construction Completed; County Monitoring Traffic Flow, New Traffic Lights
Found yourself stuck at a traffic light signal trying to cross the newly improved Rakow Road? The county transportation department is studying the traffic flow and timing of the new traffic lights.
While construction on Rakow Road is finally completed, the McHenry County Division of Transportation is monitoring the traffic flow and timing of the newly installed traffic lights on the Rakow corridor to make travel more efficient.
The MCDT continues to study the traffic light installations, timings and "no turn on red" restrictions, according to the Rakow Road construction website.
"Once the roadways are operational for a time allowing 'normal' traffic patterns to resume, traffic counts will be analyzed to see if adjustments are required," MCDT states on the update page. "This will be a continual process."
All signals along Rakow are interconnected in an attempt to make travel along Rakow more efficient, although that comes with some disadvantages for cross road traffic, the update stated.
Motorists should continue to watch for crews as minor clean-up tasks are taken care of before the winter weather really starts. Drivers should expect to see work at the intersections for the signals and at McHenry Avenue for the street lighting system.