HUNTLEY – With the design complete and all rights of way acquired, Huntley officials now are simply waiting to know the exact date construction crews will start the $4.17 million Kreutzer Road extension project.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has informed village officials that construction will start sometime in June but have yet to meet with Huntley for a pre-construction meeting to discuss the details, Assistant Village Manager Lisa Armour said.
The state agency is overseeing the project, since $1.5 million of the construction costs are being covered by federal funds from the McHenry County Council of Mayors. Huntley will cover the rest of the project, which has long been on the village’s radar.
“It’s been quite awhile that it has been planned, designed and worked on,” Armour said. “Our residents are anxious to get road projects completed and be done with road construction.”
An Illinois transportation spokesman said the Kreutzer construction is tentatively scheduled to start in late June or early July. The state selected Plote Construction Inc., based in Hoffman Estates, to do the project in late April.
The project is expected to last a year, ending June 2014.
Kreutzer Road would be extended a half mile west from Route 47, near the Regency Square strip mall, to Main Street, near the Lion’s Chase subdivision. Officials hope the extension will ease local traffic off Route 47 and provide better access to Huntley’s west side.
Once construction begins, crews will upgrade intersections, install lights and extend Kreutzer Road near the area of Route 47.
Motorists can expect some traffic delays during that initial phase of construction, which should be completed by late November, Armour said.
Crews will then work to extend Kreutzer Road north, near the area of Lion’s Chase and have it connect completely from Main Street to Route 47.