Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
What does Contract 1 of the Johnsburg Road project include?
This first construction contract will include building a continuous left turn lane along Johnsburg Road, new traffic signals at the Riverside Drive and Spring Grove Road intersections, and lowering the hills west of Riverside Drive to improve driver visibility.
When is Contract 1 of the Johnsburg Road project anticipated to begin?
Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2013
When is Contract 1 of the Johnsburg Road project expected to be completed?
Contract 1 is expected to be completed late fall of 2013.
What does Contract 2 of the Johnsburg Road project include?
Contract 2 will begin at the eastern edge of Contract 1 project limits and consist of the construction of a modern roundabout at the St. Johns Avenue/Chapel Hill Road intersection. Also during Contract 2, the street enhancements will be completed. From Spring Grove Road east to St. Johns Avenue/Chapel Hill Road, the sidewalk on both sides of Johnsburg Road will be finished along with other public amenities such as decorative roadway lighting, park benches and trash receptacles.
When is Contract 2 of the Johnsburg Road project anticipated to begin?
Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2013 or spring of 2014 depending on project readiness.
Will there be any road closures during construction of Johnsburg Road?
During construction, travel will be restricted to westbound only from Cherokee Drive east to the St. Johns Avenue/Chapel Hill Road intersection.
Why is a modern roundabout being constructed at the Johnsburg Road/St. Johns Avenue/Chapel Hill Road intersection instead of a traffic signal?
During the course of the design for the Johnsburg Road project, alternatives for both roundabouts and traffic signals were evaluated and presented to the public. Two traffic signal designs and two roundabout designs were considered at the first public meeting for the project. At the conclusion of the evaluation process, it was determined that a roundabout offered the best solution for this intersection given its superior operation and overall lower cost as compared to traditional traffic signals.
Will large vehicles be able to drive through the roundabout at the St. Johns Avenue/Chapel Hill Road intersection?
The roundabout has been designed to accommodate all anticipated vehicles that may drive through the intersection. This includes large trucks and emergency vehicles.
Where can I go to find out more about roundabouts?
The McHenry County Division of Transportation has on its website information about modern roundabouts. Click HERE for the website.
Who can I call/contact with questions?
Please visit the Contact US page of the website