VIDEO: Western Bypass Ground-Breaking Ceremony

The road project meant to relieve congestion at the intersection of Route 31 and Route 62 downtown Algonquin has been underway for several weeks.

A ground-breaking ceremony for the Western Bypass was held on Monday. 

Those in attendance at the ceremony included Algonquin Village President John Schmitt; Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Illinois; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois; and state Sen. Pam Althoff, R-McHenry, according to the Northwest Herald. 

Meanwhile this week, Algonquin Road between Meyer Drive to Main Street has been reduced to one lane in each direction to allow for construction to continue on the project, according to the village of Algonquin's website. Lane closures on Algonquin Road are expected to continue through fall 2013, according to the website. 

"Traffic has been moving OK for a traffic zone," said Algonquin village manager William Ganek during a Tuesday night committee of a whole meeting. 

Russ Farnum, Algonquin's community development director, said during Tuesday's meeting his department has been working with downtown businesses to find ways to continuing to draw people downtown during construction project. 

The $33.3 million Western Bypass project is slated for completion in summer 2014.

Read more Western Bypass articles on Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch. 

Soonwinner September 20, 2012 at 08:33 PM
So all at the same time there is road construction on all 3 major east west Algonquin thoroughfares. Edgewood, Algonquin and Rakow Roads are all down to one lane or closed in the case of Edgewood. Who is responsible for this mess? Could they have finished Edgewood Road before starting the narrowing of Algonquin Road west of Route 31 for the Holy Bypass?
Soonwinner September 20, 2012 at 08:36 PM
And why does he work on Rakow take 3 years And shouldn't Edgewood be done by now?


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