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Tree removal to start for Johnsburg Road project

JOHNSBURG – The McHenry County Division of Transportation this week will begin tree removal for the Johnsburg Road improvement project, according to a county news release.

The removal of trees along the project route is needed to accommodate utility relocation in preparation for the road work for Johnsburg Road.

Tree removal is expected to take a month to finish. All work is expected to be completed with minimal traffic delay, and flaggers will be present when crews work near the road.

The Johnsburg Road Improvement Project is being undertaken by the McHenry County Division of Transportation. The overall project will provide a three-lane road between Route 31 and Chapel Hill Road – one travel lane in each direction with a continuous center turn lane.

The project also includes two new traffic signals at the Riverside Drive and Spring Grove Road intersections, as well as a roundabout at the intersection of Chapel Hill Road and St. Johns Avenue.

Additional improvements will include lowering the hill west of Riverside Drive and adding lighting, new sidewalks, brick paver accents, benches and other amenities in downtown Johnsburg.

The road construction portion of this project is anticipated to go out for bid later this year.

To obtain the latest project information, visit the project website at www.johnsburgroad.com.

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