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McHenry County construction: What roads should I avoid?

Road construction will affect most motorists driving in or out of McHenry County as several projects on major roadways are underway.

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Latest construction news

  • Report: Illinois ranks ninth in most deficient bridges

    Yet another study of federal data concludes that the U.S., and Illinois in particular, is lagging when it comes to repairing or replacing structurally ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Detour: Road work starting on Route 176, Lakewood Road

    A number of new road projects are going to start Monday:• LAKEWOOD: Preliminary work will start on L ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Furnace maintenance prevents pitfalls

    “Furnace maintenance” and “easy” don’t often go together, but they can when homeowners follow Energy Star’s guidelines to keep equipment working well ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Detour: Route 14 work beginning in earnest

    As road work starts in earnest this year, we’ll advise you of new projects as they come. But as for what’s going on right now:
    April 12, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Detour: With warm weather comes road construction

    With warm weather back and construction back in earnest, the Northwest Herald is resuming its Detour column to keep you abreast of what’s going on so ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Home inspector offers cost-saving advice

    A furnace, air-conditioning system, or home appliance that are well-maintained will work more efficiently. They’re not straining to operate, so they ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Road construction season arrives in McHenry County

    The widening of Route 14 between Crystal Lake and Woodstock is by far the largest item that workers this year will cross off McHenry County’s road pro ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Construction to start on Crystal Lake's South Main Street widening

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A $5.7 million project widening South Main Street is set to start this week.Construct ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:34 pm
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