Get ready for brake lights ahead as long term lane closures to Algonquin Road are expected in coming days as the .
On Friday, Sept. 7 Algonquin Road between Main Street and Meyer Drive in Algonquin is expected to be reduced to one lane through the rest of fall 2012, according to the village of Algonquin website. Intermittent lane closures along Algonquin Road began Tuesday.
Village officials are encouraging motorists to find alternate routes .
In addition, a portion of the Prairie Trail in Algonquin closed on Wednesday and will remain off limits to bikers during weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept. 11, according to the McHenry County Conservation District website.
The McHenry County Conservation District encourages interested residents to sign up for e-mail alerts to be notified of other closures during the duration of the bypass project by sending their contact information to MCCD@MCCDistrict.org.
The $71 million is meant to relieve traffic congestion with a new four-lane two-mile stretch of roadway that will bypass downtown Algonquin. The new bypass is expected to open in summer 2014.