West Dundee, Carpentersville Host Open Houses on Major Route 31, Huntley Road Projects
Information open houses for two major transportation projects will take place Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, in Carpentersville.
The multi-jurisdictional projects involves upgrading Huntley Road from a two-lane roadway to a reconstructed five-lane roadway, as a joint effort between the villages of West Dundee and Carpentersville.
West Dundee’s portion of the project spans from Sleepy Hollow Road to Elm Avenue, with Carpentersville continuing the project east to Route 31. The improvements are expected to reduce travel times by improving traffic flow and reducing conflicts.
Federal funding assistance totaling $7.5 million has been granted to meet the nearly $11 million project cost. The village of West Dundee’s funding obligation of $1.7 million was secured and committed through the refinancing and issuance of a General Obligation Bond in 2015. The village of Carpentersville has the same local share obligation.
Huntley Road Reconstruction
The open house will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the village of Carpentersville Public Works Department, 1075 Tamarac Drive. All interested residents and community stakeholders are welcome to attend.
Construction of the long anticipated Huntley Road Widening and Improvement Project from Elm Avenue to Sleepy Hollow Road is anticipated to begin this summer.
The project has been delayed through the process of acquiring the necessary right-of-way parcels. Bid letting is now anticipated for this spring. It is expected that this major roadway project will be substantially completed about 18 months after of the initiation of construction.
IL Route 31 at Huntley Road
The Village of Carpentersville has scheduled an informational open house regarding the proposed improvements to the intersections of IL Route 31 at Huntley Road/Main Street and Lincoln Avenue at Main Street.
The open house will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the village of Carpentersville Public Works Department, 1075 Tamarac Drive.
Residents will have the opportunity to review design plans and exhibits of the improvement area. Staff from the Village of Carpentersville and representatives from HR Green, Inc., consulting engineers overseeing the project, will be available to answer questions.