Friday, May 24, 2013
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season. The Illinois Tollway reminds drivers to slow down in work zones.
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season. This weekend, more than 7 million vehicles are expected to hit state tollways, and drivers should be aware of the 37 miles worth of road construction work between the Elgin Toll Plaza and Illinois 39 in Rockford. Tollway officials want to remind drivers the speed limit in construction work zones is 45 mph, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of whether workers are present. “This weekend marks the beginning of the busy summer travel season on the Tollway and we want our customers to stay safe,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. The heaviest travel day is anticipated today (Friday, May 24). On I-90, all traffic between I-39 in Rockford and the Elgin …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The western bypass project got underway in September and is expected to be completed in summer 2014.
Like" Algonquin-LITH Patch on Facebook | Get "Patched" in with our newsletter | Start a blog Running into Café Firefly in downtown Algonquin for a quick cup of coffee in the morning still is as easy as ever. But actually getting to the café, and then getting to work on time afterwards, is becoming a little more difficult for motorists now that construction on the western bypass project around downtown Algonquin has begun. Café Firefly owner Wade Merritt said he noticed a decrease in his usual morning customers about a week after the construction in the area started. He can’t say for sure if the construction is causing the drop in business, but that’s what he thinks. “It appears that during the morning rush hour, when people are getting …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Towne Park will close to the public on Monday and remain closed through summer 2014.
An Algonquin park will soon close for several months. Towne Park, 100 Jefferson St. in Algonquin, is expected to be closed to the public beginning Monday, Oct. 1 and continuing through summer 2014. Some have been confused over signs posted at Towne Park that make it appear the park is already closed. The signs read "Park Closed Until Further Notice" with a smaller sign underneath that reads "Starting 10/1/2012." Michael Kumbera, assistant village manager for the village of Algonquin, said he can understand why some are confused due to the wording on the signs but clarified that Towne Park will remain open through Monday. Towne Park's closing will allow for the construction of the Western Bypass as well as a new 100-space parking lot, …
Monday, February 28, 2011
The widening project is slated for completion in November 2012.
- Tim Kane
Monday, February 28, 2011
April could prove to be a cruel month for those trying to get around on Rakow Road. The $27 million Rakow Road construction project is slated to officially get underway Tuesday. But the worst of the congestion for the heavily-traveled road is expected to come in the first two to three weeks of April when Rakow will be reduced to one lane. “It will be bad; there is no two ways about it,” said Terry Heffron, spokesman for the McHenry County Division of Transportation. “It’s crowded now with two lanes open ... We’re going to put temporary pavement on the north side of Rakow and move traffic up there while we work on the eastbound lanes. There is going to be disruption and flagmen. Start thinking now about alternate routes of travel.” Heffron …