Delays should be expected this week along Algonquin Road as bridge beams are set for the new Route 31 bridge, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation website.
The work was scheduled to start on Monday and will mean intermittent 10-minute lane closures in both directions between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to IDOT. All work and dates are weather dependent.Once the bridge beams are set, IDOT is expecting two lanes of traffic to be open along Algonquin Road, according to the Northwest Herald.
The Western Bypass 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.
F.H. Paschen/S.N. Nielsen was awarded the $33.3 million contract for the main portion of the project, which includes construction of 2.11 miles of a four-lane divided highway, diamond interchange, four new bridges, retaining walls and noise abatement walls west of downtown Algonquin, according to a village news release.
On its northern edge, the Western Bypass will connect with Route 31 just north of Cary Road. The bypass will continue west of Route 31, will pass over Algonquin Road in the area where the post office is located and then will loop back over where the current Prairie Trail is located behind .
The bypass will connect back with Route 31 near Edgewood Drive at its southern-most edge.can be found on the IDOT website.