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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: Johnsburg roundabout open to traffic

    Gentlemen, and ladies, start your engines! Let’s drive around in circles in Johnsburg!But you’ll hav ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:29 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
  • 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
  • Mike’s Deck Center-St. Charles - A new showroom chock full of choices

    If you’re familiar with Mike’s Deck Center, in Montgomery, you know their quality, variety and dedication to customer service.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Detour: Some road projects are done, others coming close

    • MAIN STREET BRIDGE: Rehabilitation of the bridge over the Kishwaukee River between Harmony and Coyne Station roads near Huntley is done, and Main St ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 8:04 am
  • Hines Supply fills building supply void in Wheaton

    New kid on the block, Hines Supply Wheaton is filling a three-year void in the building supply industry left when FE Wheaton Lumber closed its doors.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Prairie Grove warns of surveyors on Justen Road

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Surveyors will be out on Justen Road next week as part of an engineering study for future bridge repairs, the village of Prairie Grove ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:37 pm
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