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Portions of Main Street in Algonquin to close for streetscape project construction

ALGONQUIN – Some downtown Algonquin roads will be closed starting Tuesday for utility construction on the village’s downtown streetscape project.

Construction will begin on South Main Street between Washington and Railroad streets, and it is expected to last for three weeks, according to a release from the village.

Drivers can avoid the area by taking Washington Street to Jefferson Street before reaching an unaffected portion of Railroad Street.

Crews also will be starting work near North Main and Front streets to install necessary infrastructure for putting overhead utility lines underground. No road closures will be associated with that work, but drivers might encounter minor traffic delays.

Construction is part of the village’s streetscape plan that will keep the historic character of Old Town while creating a more pedestrian-friendly environment to support local businesses, according to the village’s website.

Main Street construction is expected to take about a year. It will include upgrading electrical units, moving utility lines underground, installing new sidewalks and implementing decorative lighting and furniture.

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