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.