Lake in the Hills planning road work next month

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Road work on village streets is set to start next month.

Lake in the Hills plans to resurface 14 roads around town, said Guy Fehrman, the village’s street superintendent.

The work, which will include street resurfacing and some curb repair, will begin in September and be completed in October. Actual construction dates have yet to be determined, Fehrman said.

Work is scheduled for Prides Run, McPhee Drive, Grace Drive and Acorn Lane, among others.

Arrow Road Construction is set to carry out the work for the village for $763,400, according to village documents.

The village also is looking toward future road projects by applying for Surface Transportation Program dollars through the McHenry County Council of Mayors.

If approved, federal money would cover 80 percent of the construction and construction engineering costs. Local entities have to cover the cost of design work and the rest of the construction costs.

The village is asking for assistance on three potential projects.

One project is intersection improvements at Lakewood and Miller roads. The project would include a new traffic signal and pedestrian and bike path improvements at the intersection, according to a village memo written by Public Works Director Fred Mullard.

The total cost of the project is estimated to be $2.1 million. The county and the village would split the $590,500 local share, according to village documents.

The village also is asking for federal money to help pay for road resurfacing on Miller Road. The work is proposed to take place on Miller Road from Lakewood Road to just past Frank Road.

The project would cost $870,000, with village contributing $198,000 for construction and $30,000 for engineering and design work.

“The work will have to be performed within the next five years,” Mullard wrote in a memo to the village board. “If this request for grant funding is denied, the village plans to perform the work with all local motor fuel tax funds.”

Finally, the village is hoping to obtain money for a bike path along Lakewood Road.

“This is the same project previously submitted and denied for an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Grant,” Mullard wrote.

The village would hope to split the local costs with McHenry County as well. The project is expected to cost $1 million.

2014 road work is scheduled for :

• Prides Run from Heavens Gate to Starwood Pass

• McPhee Drive from Creekview Lane to Mohican Trail

• Brisbane Drive from Briarcliff Lane to Albrecht Road

• Cynthia Drive

• Rainmaker Run

• Coolstone Bend

• Burr Street from Plum Street to Oak Street

• Hiawatha Drive from Bernyce Street to Menominee Drive

• Jessie Road from Hiawatha Drive to Pyott Road

• Council Trail from Jessie Road to Shawnee Drive

• Grace Drive, which is bounded on either end by Anderson Drive

• Mesa Drive

• Acorn Lane from Randall Road to Crystal Lake Road.

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