Current Project Update
- May 13, 2019: The project continues to be suspended as groundwater from the area north of Route 176 and the Lake continues to make its way into the Lake and out through the creek. The water in the creek is still too high for the contractor's pumps to keep up with the water flow. Work will hopefully resume within the next 24-72 hours.
- May 1, 2019: Part of the culverts at Country Club Road and Broadway Avenue were removed and replaced prior to the rain events. The project continues to be suspended until water flows from the lake decrease.
- April 29, 2019: Due to the large amount of recent rain, the culvert work at Country Club Road and Broadway Avenue is suspended until water flows from the lake decrease. The roads will remain closed and detours in effect until the work is completed.
- April 25, 2019: Country Club Road and Broadway Avenue are now closed at the culvert locations for approximately four weeks. Please follow the marked detour routes.
Crystal Creek takes water out of Crystal Lake and passes under roads through culverts. These culverts will be removed and replaced. The Culvert Improvement Project is needed because the culverts are 50-75 years old and beyond their useful life.
The contractor anticipates starting the project in April of 2019. The road closures of Barlina Avenue, McHenry Avenue, and Dartmoor Drive will occur during the summer months when school is not in session. In order to ensure a safer and quicker project, the roads will be closed during construction, which will take approximately 3-4 weeks.
Residents along Riverside Drive West will need to access their homes via Country Club Road and residents along Riverside Drive East will need to access their homes via Broadway Avenue. Direct access to the Crystal Lake Country Club will not be affected.
Message boards will be placed along the roads to be closed notifying the public of the date of the road closure. Follow the City on Facebook or Twitter or sign up to receive email updates on the project.
The culverts are located along Crystal Creek at Broadway Avenue, Country Club Road, Barlina Avenue, McHenry Avenue, and Dartmoor Drive. McHenry Avenue will not be closed at the same time as Barlina Avenue and Dartmoor Drive.
Road Detour Routes
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McHenry Avenue Detour