Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Crews worked to tear down the building at 222 E. Main Street on Nov. 14.
A vacant building needing major renovations was torn down Nov. 14 after approval by the Barrington Board of Trustees. Indeck Development requested a Special Use for Planned Development to tear down the structure, which was granted by the village this month. According to an agenda report, the building is in need of major repairs. There have also been disturbances requiring police assistance and property maintenance violations. Indeck Development is not planning to redevelop the site right away, the agenda report said. The company would like to landscape the area with grass and bushes, with hope that it will increase interest from future developers and retailers.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The unincorporated Barrington roadway will be re-paved between Illinois and Cornell.
Say goodbye to potholes and other imperfections along Summit Street in Barrington. Construction to re-pave the roadway will begin in the coming days. Prep work is already underway. “We have a plan where the roads in the unincorporated area have been designated over a period of time to be re-paved. The plan was put together over 20 years ago so that there would be some sort of continued maintenance on the roads,” Barrington Township Supervisor Gene Dawson said. “Fortunately, Summit came up on the plan to be paved this year.” The road, which is part of unincorporated Barrington, is notoriously one of the bumpiest streets in town. As the only pass-through street between downtown Barrington and the main Post Office on South Grove Avenue, the …
Monday, July 16, 2012
On the books for decades, could the Route 53 extension be any closer to reality? How do you propose it is paid for?
Talk about the Route 53 extension has extended into decades. The plan, which will extend Route 53 from Lake Cook Road to Highway 120 in Lake County, has the support of local governments, transportation agencies and the general public. However, opponents continue to question how it will be funded. The Blue Ribbon Advisory Council recently presented a report to the Illinois Tollway Authority Board, and in May the council, which is co-chaired by Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman of Buffalo Grove and civic leader George Ranney, president and CEO of Metropolis Strategies, approved a final report recommending the Illinois Tollway move forward with the corridor. The Council stated that a four-lane, limited access, tolled parkway should be…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Railway construction begins today, closing a portion of Lake Cook Road through June 15.
Beginning this morning, drivers need to be aware of a major construction project that will close a portion of Lake Cook Road until June 15. Lake Cook Road will be closed in both directions between Route 59 and Hart Road for Canadian National Railway repairs from June 11 through June 15. The detour route for drivers is Hart Road to Route 14, and Route 14 to Route 59. Summer school for District 220 begins today, causing additional headache for students and parents trying to get to the high school. Satellite bus service is available every day at 6:30 a.m. for students needing to get to school. The buses will leave every school in District 220 except Roslyn Road Elementary School, Hough Street School and the two Barrington Middle School …
Friday, June 8, 2012
A portion of Lake Cook Road will be completely closed from June 11-15 for Canadian National Railway repairs.
There is a major construction alert for Barrington drivers to be aware of next week. Beginning on Monday, June 11, Lake Cook Road will be completely closed between Route 59 and Hart Road for Canadian National Railway repairs. The road should re-open sometime on Friday, June 15. The detour route for drivers is Hart Road to Route 14, and Route 14 to Route 59. "There will be signs going up. They already have some signs up now letting people know that it's going to be closed. Additional signs will go up Monday morning first thing. They will be starting around 6 a.m.," Mark Werksman of the Barrington Public Works Department said. The construction is scheduled to be completed on Friday, June 15 weather permitting.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Several roads will get new curbs, storm sewers and asphalt this summer.
Several road improvement projects are on the agenda for the village of Barrington this summer. Crews are already working on several improvement projects along Russell Street between Prairie Avenue and Summit Street. Right now, they are working on storm sewer replacement and curb removal and replacement. Once those projects are completed, the road will be repaved. “The pavement has a bit of a low spot if you approach it from both sides, so water will sit in the road if it’s not drained,” said Greg Summers, Director of Engineering and Building. The asphalt reconstruction along Russell should remedy the problem, as well as fixing the existing potholes and other road imperfections. Crews are also working on a similar project in the alley …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Council to send final report to Tollway Board of Directors.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council completed nine months of discussion and deliberation with the approval of a final report recommending the Illinois Tollway move forward with an Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor project in Lake County. The group includes local elected officials, transportation and planning agencies and a diverse group of environmental, civic, business and labor representatives. The report will be presented to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in June. Co-chaired by David Stolman, Lake County Board Chair, and George Ranney, President and CEO of Metropolis Strategies, the Advisory Council’s work has focused on answering three primary questions: Council members adopted a resolution at the final …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Canadian National Railroad construction closes Lake Zurich Road.
Monday, July 11, 2011
A heads up for drivers in Barrington this week. Lake Zurich Road will be closed at the Canadian National Railroad (CN) crossing from July 11-15. CN will be reconstructing the road crossing at this location, and traffic on Lake Zurich Road will be completely closed during construction. There will be detours posted for drivers needing to navigate around this area. CN will be doing similar construction on two other roadways in the month of July that will have closures for motorists to look out for as well.