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.

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Latest construction news

  • 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
  • Johnsburg roundabout to open, ending detour

    JOHNSBURG – The Johnsburg Road roundabout, the first in McHenry County, opened Friday afternoon, the village’s construction engineer said.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Algonquin Western Bypass opening delayed

    ALGONQUIN – The goal of having the Route 31 western bypass open by Labor Day won’t happen, an Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman said.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Mike’s Deck Center - a new division of Hines Outdoor Living

    Mike French knows decking. He knows it so well that he opened his decking center during the height of the Great Recession. The business has thrived fo ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Detour: Western Bypass opening to traffic this week

    We start this week’s Detour bulletin with the impending completion of two large-scale road projects:
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 8:05 am
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