Monday, January 7, 2013
Crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the IDOT Division of Traffic Safety.
The Crystal Lake Police Department's holiday safe-driving crackdown resulted in 67 traffic citations and six arrests. The department conducted the Christmas holiday "Drive to Survive" enforcement campaign from Dec. 17, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013, in an effort to save lives, Staff Sgt. Dan Hulata said in a press release. The effort was part of a statewide program aimed at saving lives by encouraging drivers to refrain from drinking and driving, and to buckle their seat belts. During the crackdown, police focused on the hours of 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. During the two-week period, Crystal Lake Police participated in three separate enforcement campaigns to increase safety on the community’s roadways, Hulata said in the release. Police issued the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Crystal Lake Police Department participated in IDOT's traffic enforcement program aimed at saving lives.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Crystal Lake Police Department stopped 75 motorists for traffic violations and issued 93 citations during a two-week Thanksgiving holiday crackdown aimed at saving lives, according to Staff Sgt. Dan Hulata. More than 200 law enforcement agencies in Illinois participated in the Illinois Department of Transportation's "Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program." The statewide effort was implemented from Nov. 12 to 25, with the goal of saving lives by encouraging drivers to refrain from drinking and driving - and to buckle their seat belts during late-night hours, Hulata said in a press release. The Crystal Lake Police Department participated in three separate enforcement campaigns to increase safety on the community’s roadways, Hulata said…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Plans for the Crystal Lake Avenue construction project call for a barrier median to prevent left turns onto East Street because of its proximity to the railroad tracks.
Road improvement work on Crystal Lake Avenue from East to Erick streets has one feature that is not sitting well with some residents in the surrounding neighborhood. East Street's 50-foot proximity to the Union Pacific/ Metra railroad tracks requires a six-inch high median be constructed in order to meet federal safety standards. The median would prevent eastbound motorists on Crystal Lake Avenue from turning left onto East Street. Currently, drivers on Crystal Lake Avenue waiting to turn northbound onto East Street can cause a backup of traffic - resulting in motorists "queuing" or stopping on the railroad tracks, city officials said. Included in city documents is a crash study conducted from 2002 to 2006 showing the intersection as a…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Algonquin Road just west of Route 31 to Meyer Drive will be reduced to one lane starting Sept. 10 as the main portion of Western Bypass construction project gets underway.
Village officials are encouraging motorists to find alternate routes to a portion of Algonquin Road just west of downtown Algonquin as the main portion of the Western Bypass construction project is slated to get underway in coming weeks. The $71 million project is meant to relieve traffic congestion with a new four-lane two-mile stretch of roadway that will bypass downtown Algonquin. The new bypass is expected to open in summer 2014. Read More: Western Bypass Timeline While grading and excavation work, which started in April, is expected to continue through December on the bypass, the main portion of the construction project will begin Sept. 4. During the first week of construction, crews will work mainly to remove trees, according to the …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
From 1952 to today, Algonquin's Western Bypass has been in the works for decades.
Below is a compilation of articles on the Western Bypass: Aug. 1, 2012: Algonquin's Western Bypass Contract Awarded July 26, 2012: Village Approves Land Transfer for Bypass July 19, 2012: Public Input Sought on Downtown Algonquin Improvements July 9, 2012: What Will Draw People Downtown Algonquin? June 21, 2012: Western Bypass Progress Moves Forward May 21, 2012: Excavation Work for Western Bypass to Begin Monday April 20, 2012: Algonquin Takes Small Steps Forward on Western Bypass March 30, 2012: Western Bypass Construction Could Start as Early as September Feb. 22, 2012: Downtown Algonquin Planning Study Seeks Input from Residents, Business Owners Nov. 3, 2011: Algonquin, IDOT Finalizing Design Plans for Western Bypass Nov. 2, 2011: …