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Algonquin Announces the Start of Construction on North Harrison Street

On Monday, June 21, construction crews will break ground on the Around and About Main Street project. This project will begin by addressing improvements along North Harrison Street through placing new roadway pavement and adding streetscape elements that include brick paver sidewalks, crosswalks, planter areas and street furniture up to Edwards Street. From Edwards Street north to Park Street, the pavement will be rehabilitated and on-street “Sharrows” will be painted on the pavement to designate a space for bicyclists on the roadway.

A second stage of construction will start in the fall that will involve traffic calming features with the installation of a roundabout at Main Street and Cary-Algonquin Road, access at Riverview Drive and Main Street with a switchback roadway and roadway improvements along North Main Street.

“The Village has invested in the underground infrastructure in this area and is now preparing to complete construction on this project by creating a corridor residents can enjoy with smooth driving surfaces and amenities that will create a beautiful atmosphere. This project is also another important step in providing additional access and connection to our downtown and regional trails by creating on-street space for bicyclists that connect to trails south of Harrison Street,” said Public Works Director Robert Mitchard.

A detour will be placed for Harrison Street on June 21st to create a safe work zone as the Village’s contractor, Martam Construction, begins removing pavement. Along with this work, residents will see Nicor and AT&T on-site installing new infrastructure and eliminating outdated equipment.

To learn more about the project, sign-up for weekly updates or view detour maps visit www.tinyurl.com/AroundAndAboutAlgonquin