New parking lot would enable users to park and share rides.
Thursday, January 10
McHenry County plans to build a carpool lot at the reconfigured Route 31 and Virginia Road intersection in Lake in the Hills, the Northwest Herald reports. The park-and-ride lot, with 110-space parking spaces, would allow people to meet and park for carpooling, the Herald reports. It would be built on the southwestern corner of the intersection. A study by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning showed a need for such a lot, and the McHenry County Division of Transportation received a $1 million grant to design and construct it, the article stated. The Lake in the Hills Village Board is expected to vote on the project at its meeting Thursday, Jan. 10. If approved, construction will start this summer, the Herald reports.
Found yourself stuck at a traffic light signal trying to cross the newly improved Rakow Road? The county transportation department is studying the traffic flow and timing of the new traffic lights.
While construction on Rakow Road is finally completed, the McHenry County Division of Transportation is monitoring the traffic flow and timing of the newly installed traffic lights on the Rakow corridor to make travel more efficient. The MCDT continues to study the traffic light installations, timings and "no turn on red" restrictions, according to the Rakow Road construction website. "Once the roadways are operational for a time allowing 'normal' traffic patterns to resume, traffic counts will be analyzed to see if adjustments are required," MCDT states on the update page. "This will be a continual process." All signals along Rakow are interconnected in an attempt to make travel along Rakow more efficient, although that comes with some …