Roadway Improvement Phase – To Begin Spring of 2013
The Johnsburg Road Improvement Project will provide a three lane road between Illinois Route 31 and Chapel Hill Road, one travel lane in each direction with a two way continuous left lane in the middle of Johnsburg Road. As most of the project is ready for construction, McHenry County is proceeding by splitting the project into two construction contracts to take advantage of this year to construct the majority of the project.
Contract 1 will be from Illinois Route 31 east to a point approximately 500 feet west of the St. Johns Avenue/Chapel Hill Road intersection. The improvements with this 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. To construct Contract 1, a partial detour along the project is necessary. The partial detour will allow traffic to travel westbound only from Cherokee Drive east to the St. Johns Avenue/Chapel Hill Road intersection. Access to all driveways and streets will remain open during construction.
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, street enhancements will be completed. From Spring Grove Road east to St. Johns Avenue/Chapel Hill Road, sidewalks on both sides of Johnsburg Road will be installed along with other public amenities such as decorative roadway lighting, park benches and trash receptacles.
Storm Sewer Installation – Completed in 2012
This Phase of the project consisted of the installation of storm sewer on the north side of Johnsburg Road, west of Spring Grove Road. This portion of the storm sewer installation will accommodate Nicor utility relocations in preparation for roadway improvements.
Tree Removal Phase – Completed in 2012
This Phase of the project consisted of tree and stump removal along Johnsburg Road from Illinois Route 31 to Chapel Hill Road to accommodate utility relocations in preparation for roadway improvements.