Route 14 & Virginia Road

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Project Scope:

An intersection improvement is proposed which will add an additional left-turn lane on Virginia Road, an additional eastbound right-turn lane on Route 14 onto Virginia Rd, upgrade the traffic signal equipment and provide pedestrian accommodations where feasible.

Project Contact:


Abigail Wilgreen, City Engineer 
Phone: (815) 356-3605

Project Updates:

  • May 1, 2018: IDOT granted approval for the Phase I Design. Phase II engineering has been initiated.  
  • October 25, 2017: The City held a design coordination kick-off meeting with McHenry County.  
  • October 11, 2017: The City was awarded $1.4 million in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
  • June 28, 2017: The City selected Baxter and Woodman as the Phase II Design Engineering consultant. 
  • May 2, 2017: The City and McHenry County entered into an agreement to share a portion of the cost of the intersection improvement. 
  • May 16, 2017: A presentation was made to the City Council about the project. The presentation slides can be seen here.  
  • May 11, 2017: The project will be presented at the May 16, 2017 City Council Meeting at 7:30 PM at City Hall. Time will be made for public comment about the improvement.The meeting agenda is available here
  • Winter/Spring 2017: Preliminary engineering is underway.

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