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UPDATE: Western Bypass Closures Ahead

A portion of the Prairie Trail in Algonquin is expected to be closed through Sept. 11 while Algonquin Road will be reduced to one lane in coming days.

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.

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Traci Matysek September 06, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Should be fun. Could the Village of Algonquin at least get Edgewood Drive open before they put Algonquin Road down to 1 lane each direction?????
Anthony P. September 06, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Don't forget Rakow! This will start being people's alternate route and that should be complete first! What's going on with the paving? I don't see any progress in the intersections.
Rob September 07, 2012 at 01:13 PM
There is no planning or coordination between the individual projects. That would be up to the village planners and board to coordinate with the state and construction companies....too much like work. Let's all just deal with the inconvenience for the next 2 years, so they can complete a 9 month job, overcharge us and be repairing it 5 years from now because of piss poor engineering and materials. Funny how the roads built by hands and people lasted 40-50 years and the ones being built by machines, for 1000 times the cost, last 5 years, sometimes less. I would love an explanation?

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