Algonquin approves roadwork for Highlands subdivision

Construction slated to begin in mid-August, village official says

ALGONQUIN – Residents in the Highlands subdivision will be getting new roads.

Village trustees on Tuesday approved paying Copenhaver Construction Co., out of Gilberts, $2.29 million to perform the road reconstruction project in the subdivision, which is northwest of the intersection of Hanson and North County Line roads.

The project will include removing the current pavement, fixing the base of the road and putting in new asphalt.

There also will be partial sidewalk and curb and gutter replacement. Work was expanded to include replacing the street lights with decorative LED fixtures and drainage improvements.

Christopher Burke Engineering will handle the construction oversight services for the village for $162,200.

Work in the Highlands subdivision is scheduled to begin by mid-August and last into the winter, Public Works Director Robert Mitchard said.

“We will make every accommodation to make that as seamless as possible for the neighborhood,” Mitchard said.

He added there are no road closures planned as part of the project, “however, we will have partial closures by lane, but local traffic will still have access throughout the project.” 

Work in the Indian Grove subdivision, which was scheduled for this summer, has been delayed until next fiscal year because of changes to the engineering and design, said Assistant to the Village Manager Mike Kumbera.

The Village Board on Tuesday also approved an agreement with the McHenry County Conservation District for a 450-foot water main easement.

The water main will be located west of the new western bypass on McHenry County Conservation District property behind the post office near Crystal Creek and the regional bike path, according to a staff memo from Mitchard.

The water main installation is part of the western bypass project, which is meant to help alleviate heavy traffic from downtown Algonquin.

“The water main will allow us to increase fire [protection] flow for the businesses along Route 62 and in the Algonquin Industrial Park,” Mitchard wrote. “It will also provide future transmission for development to the north.”

The agreement already had been approved by the conservation district board.

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