LITH Leaders Angry With County's Bid Plans for Continuous Flow Intersection

Village leaders oppose plans for a continuous flow intersection at Randall and Algonquin roads.

Lake in the Hills Village Board members were not pleased when the McHenry County Board's Transportation Committee added a last-minute agenda item for its meeting last Wendesday. The item called for bids for a continuous flow intersection at Algonquin and Randall roads, the First Electric Newspaper reports.

The last-minute agenda item called for Phase II design proposals to rebuild the clogged Randall-Algonquin roads intersection to improve traffic flow, FEN reports. LITH leaders oppose the continuous flow intersection proposal as they fear it could hurt local businesses.

Bob April 30, 2013 at 01:39 PM
1) The intersection is misnamed as a continuous flow intersection. For the traffic on either Randall or Algonquin, it is anything but. 2) Even making this the perfect flow intersection, all it will do is shift the problem to the next intersection north or south. Randall Road was supposed to be a "transportation corridor" which means something like Rt 53 through Schaumburg, or Palatine road through Wheeling. Instead the local municipalities have let developers create intersections every few hundred feet, turning traffic into a nightmare. What is needed is not a fix for one intersection, but a reduction to at most one traffic light per mile, with frontage roads along either side for local business access.
Anthony P. April 30, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Very very poor civil engineering. Whom ever didn't see this coming when they designed the are is clearly incompetent. There is no reason it shouldn't be 3 lanes each way through there. At least Schaumburg got it right.
Mikein algonquin May 01, 2013 at 02:32 PM
What they should do is to have either an overpass, similar to Belmont and Western in Chicago or an underpass similar to Dempster and Milwaukee in Niles.


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