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Crystal Lake lane closure, roadwork postponed

Roadwork in Crystal Lake on the westbound Crystal Lake Avenue lane that would have led to a lane closure and detour has been postponed.

Westbound Crystal Lake Avenue originally was going to be closed between East and Main streets beginning Monday, but the work will instead take place at the end of the month or in early March, according to the city.

When work begins, the road is slated to remain closed for utility work for about a month.

The detour, which would be necessary for gas main relocation work, is being postponed by Nicor.

Nicor’s contractor will continue working in the vicinity of the Main Street and Crystal Lake Avenue intersection next week.

The work will involve periodic lane closures with flaggers on Crystal Lake Avenue west of Main Street.

Motorists should expect delays, the city said.

The construction is being completed ahead of the city’s upcoming Main Street-Crystal Lake Avenue intersection improvement.

Planned intersection improvements include widening and resurfacing Main Street and Crystal Lake Avenue, installing a permanent traffic signal and adding intersection lighting and streetscaping elements.

The Federal Surface Transportation Program awarded the city
$1.5 million for the project. 

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