Randall Road Improvements Study

What's New

Phase II Update
April 10, 2014
Traffic counts will be performed Saturday, April 12th and Tuesday, April 15th within the project site along Village Hall Drive and Randall Road near Costco. Additionally, crews are scheduled to begin surveying as early as the week of April 14th. Please exercise caution when travelling within the project area.

Phase II Randall Road Corridor Improvement Update
March 10, 2014
For the last seven years, the County has been studying the corridor in order to determine what types of changes would best improve the 3.5 miles between Ackman Road and County Line Road. The next stage will determine the details required to move forward and allow final construction drawings to be prepared. One of the first tasks will be to refine the design of the configuration of the Randall Road/Algonquin Road intersection. This will be done by revisiting the previously evaluated alternatives and analyzing each for anticipated performance over the next 5, 10 and 15 years. Other factors to be analyzed include right-of-way needs, associated costs, economic impacts, potential driveway modifications, accesses to businesses, future maintenance costs as well as actual construction costs. Once the analysis is complete, stakeholders will be able to compare the alternatives to make an informed decision on which intersection design best meets the needs of the County and its residents. The County will communicate more specific information as it becomes available and staff from the consultant team will be gathering data. The County encourages you to visit our project website, sign up for our mailing list and find us on Facebook to stay informed. More details provided here.

Welcome to the Randall Road Improvements Study Website. This site has been created to facilitate public input and provide information about the study process and schedule. We invite you to explore the site and provide your comments and recommendations regarding the study through our Get Involved section.

Key Exhibits

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What is the Study about?

The Randall Road Improvements Study is a Phase I Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Study for Randall Road between County Line Road and Ackman Road. The project was initiated by McHenry County in the spring of 2007. The purpose of the project is to identify transportation system improvements that will enhance mobility and local access while addressing safety issues, community values, and environmental impacts with in the study area. The project is needed to improve regional mobility, improve local access/bicycle mobility, enhance local access/local system deficiencies, accommodate community values/land use planning goals and address safety concerns.

McHenry County has retained HDR Engineering, Inc. and their team (including Baxter and Woodman Consulting Engineers, RH Anderson and Associates, Wilbur-Smith Associates, and SCI Engineering) to prepare the Phase I Study that includes the identification of the various needs for the project (safety, traffic, pedestrian, etc.), evaluation of alternatives (based on needs and environmental impacts), and development of the preferred improvements which will be recommended for further study in the second phase of the project, Design. This study will develop a comprehensive solution that addresses the communities’ goals and needs. As funding for the construction of the Randall Road project is limited, additional funding is needed for the Preferred Alternative to be carried forward through design and construction. A Strategic Funding Plan will be developed as part of this study to identify and evaluate potential funding sources for future phases of the project.

In the early 1990s, Randall Road was designated as a Strategic Regional Arterial (SRA). SRAs are a network of highways designed to accommodate long distance regional traffic, to complement a region’s major transit and highway facilities, and to supplement the freeway system. Randall Road is a primary north-south arterial in southern McHenry County that many residents use for Interstate 90 (I-90) access through Kane County since McHenry County does not have direct access to I-90. Over the last five years numerous new developments along the Randall Road corridor have contributed to the congested traffic conditions that motorists are faced with today. McHenry County Division of Transportation recognizes these conditions and is taking steps to address the situation.