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Detours: Fleming Road detour will send drivers to Woodstock

Published: Sunday, May 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:25 a.m. CDT

FLEMING ROAD: As you read in Friday’s paper, work is starting June 3 to repair the scenic, but decaying, 2 ∏-mile stretch of road that runs through Bull Valley.

The road will be closed to through traffic, and a posted detour will reroute drivers through Woodstock along Routes 120, 47 and 14.

Work is expected to be finished by the end of July, weather permitting.

JOHNSBURG ROAD: The eastbound detour goes into effect Tuesday. Only westbound traffic will be allowed to travel along the road from Chapel Hill Road to Cherokee Drive. Eastbound traffic will be rerouted through a Route 31, Route 120, Chapel Hill Road detour.

MILLER ROAD: If your travels take you on Charles Miller Road and River Road near the intersection, anticipate delays.

Work is ongoing to create another two-lane span over the Fox River and widen Miller Road to four lanes with dedicated turn lanes from Route 31 to River Road.

The first phase, which consists primarily of building the new span, will cost about $12 million and is anticipated to be finished by the end of October, weather permitting.

• INTERSTATE 90: Watch for lane closures and slower traffic as work continues on the Route 20 overpass.

• WESTERN BYPASS: Watch for workers and delays as workers continue a $33 million project to build a two-mile, four-lane highway west of downtown Algonquin to relieve congestion on Route 31.

Algonquin Road between Main Street and Meyer Drive will be down to one lane through this fall. Watch for lane closures on Route 31/Main Street. South Main Street has one lane closed between Edgewood and Huntington drives, and North Main Street has one lane closed between Cary-Algonquin Road and Linden Avenue.

Huntington Drive will remain closed between Circle Drive and South Main Street through summer 2014. A detour to Edgewood Drive is posted.

• WALKUP ROAD: Work on the Walkup Road project is about 85 percent complete and is expected to be finished by June.

The three-phase project widens and improves about 6 miles of Walkup Road between Bull Valley Road and Route 176.

• ROUTES 31 AND 176: Workers closed East Terra Cotta Avenue, east of the intersection, on April 16.

But watch it – work to remove pavement, installation of temporary traffic signals and storm sewer and water main work is scheduled to start this week.

Sources: McHenry County Division of Transportation, city of Crystal Lake, village of Algonquin, Illinois Toll Highway Authority

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