Detour: Fleming Road reopened, Founders’ Days prompts closures

We start this week’s detour by hailing a project that’s finished.

FLEMING ROAD: The rebuilding of Fleming Road between Route 120 and Country Club Road is done, and the scenic drive, now pothole-free, is open to traffic.

And now, back to the work zones and closures ...

ALGONQUIN FOUNDERS’ DAYS: A number of road closures are taking place this weekend for the annual Founders’ Days festival.

For tonight’s 9 p.m. fireworks show, the Algonquin Road bridge over the Fox River will be closed to traffic from 7 to 11 p.m. Harrison Street will be closed to parking, and closed to traffic between Algonquin Road and Edward Street from 5 to 11 p.m.

ROUTE 72: Westbound Route 72 between First and Third streets in West Dundee is down to one lane because of emergency water main repairs. Work is expected to be finished by late Monday.

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.

ROUTES 31 AND 176: Through traffic is slowed to a crawl as workers continue a $10.18 million improvement of the five-point intersection. You might want to seek an alternate route during work hours.

ROUTE 120: Expect delays as workers continue a $2.2 million project to resurface Route 120 between Route 14 and Charles Road through Woodstock.

INTERSTATE 90 AND ROUTE 47: Be prepared for slower traffic along Route 47 as work continues to create a full interchange. The completion date for the $69 million project is set for late fall.

ELSEWHERE ON ROUTE 47: Watch for small stretches of one-lane road between Woodstock and Hebron as workers trim trees along power lines.

CHARLES MILLER ROAD: Work is ongoing to create another two-lane span over the Fox River, 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 and improving the intersection of Miller and River roads, will cost about $12 million and is anticipated to be finished by the end of October, weather permitting.

LAWRENCE ROAD BRIDGE: Lawrence Road is down to one lane with a temporary traffic signal as workers replace the bridge over Piscasaw Creek. Weidner Road is closed at its intersection with Lawrence Road. The project is scheduled to be finished at the end of October.

HILL ROAD BRIDGE: Hill Road southeast of Richmond remains closed while workers replace a bridge over the north branch of Nippersink Creek. Work is expected to be finished in September.

CRYSTAL LAKE ROAD: Work is ongoing to resurface and improve traffic signals on Crystal Lake Road in McHenry, from Bull Valley Road to Route 120. The $1.28 million project is expected to be finished in August.

JOHNSBURG ROAD: Only westbound traffic is allowed to travel along the road from Chapel Hill Road to Cherokee Drive. Eastbound traffic is being rerouted through a Route 31, Route 120, Chapel Hill Road detour.

READ ALL ABOUT IT: You can sign up at to get a weekly email update on road projects throughout construction season. You also can find updates online at

Sources: McHenry County Division of Transportation, Village of Algonquin, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Toll Highway Authority, Village of West Dundee

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