River Road reopens; delays expected at Charles Miller bridge

McHENRY – While River Road has been reopened, traffic delays are expected next week on Charles J. Miller Road at the bridge.

Delays can be expected between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until about Thursday, May 16.

This work had been expected to begin Wednesday, April 24, but was delayed due to heavy rain and the subsequent flooding.

River Road heading south from Charles Miller Road was reopened Monday.

The construction is part of a two-phase project that will widen the two-lane Charles Miller Road to four lanes and construct a second two-lane bridge over the Fox River to create two lanes of traffic in each direction.

Officials expect this phase of the two-part project to be completed by Oct. 15. Work began in November.

For information and to sign up for updates on the the project, visit charlesmillerroad.com. Emails will be sent to those that sign up alerting them where and when construction activities and potential traffic delays will occur.

- Emily K. Coleman

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