Since 2007, 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 Phase I Preliminary Engineering Study concluded in 2013. The next stage is to determine the details required to move forward and allow final construction drawings to be prepared.
It is planned to widen Randall Road to three lanes in each direction. These improvements take what has already been done at Rakow Road to the end of McHenry County. The plan is to design the corridor to balance safety, access and level of service.
Intersections and businesses close to the actual roadway make some areas of this project challenging - especially at the Algonquin Road intersection. The Design Team is reevaluating the previously studied alternatives for this area. They are taking into account updated traffic projections, access, safety and socioeconomic data.
With any alternative, the design team will refine the design to balance the needs of the motoring public (i.e. safe and efficient movement of traffic) with access to businesses along the corridor.