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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 this summer as several projects on major roadways are underway.

Start the work week by making sure your commute goes smoothly. Sign up for the Northwest Herald's road construction email newsletter to stay updated on local construction projects. Sign up at NWHerald.com/newsletter. The newsletter will be emailed on Sunday evenings throughout road construction season.

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Latest construction news

  • Detour: New road closure in Algonquin behind the Commons

    • ALGONQUIN: Commuters’ favorite back exit from Algonquin Commons will be closed soon. Boyer Road will be closed so workers can rebuild a small stretc ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Replacement windows beautify home, increase its value with Hines Supply

    Are the windows in your home looking shabby - broken glass, broken seals, rotting wood sashes, or just plain old?
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Traffic shifts in McHenry construction corridor

    McHENRY – Traffic along Routes 120 and 31 in McHenry shifted onto the newly constructed lanes Thursday, according to an alert from the project enginee ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Detour: Late October finish set for Route 31-176 mess

    We start with an update on a Crystal Lake project that’s very late and has a lot of people angry:• R ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 7:39 am
  • Anger about the mess at Routes 31, 176 boiling over

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After two years of work, a four-lane bypass around Algonquin and a roundabout on improved Johnsburg Road are done.
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 7:48 am
  • Hines Supply cabinetry department goes where you are

    Hines Supply’s professional cabinetry department is on the go. “We’re more mobile, for a number of ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Algonquin Western Bypass opens to traffic

    ALGONQUIN – Three construction seasons and $88.5 million later, the Algonquin Western Bypass is officially open to traffic.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Route 120, 31 construction heads into next stretch in McHenry

    McHENRY – Drivers will shift to the newly paved lanes of Route 120 and Route 31 about midway through next week, the project’s engineer said.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Detour: Johnsburg roundabout open to traffic

    Gentlemen, and ladies, start your engines! Let’s drive around in circles in Johnsburg!But you’ll hav ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 7:38 am
  • Algonquin bypass slated to open Thursday

    ALGONQUIN – After three years of construction, the long-awaited Algonquin Bypass will open Thursday, weather permitting.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm
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