We want Answers NOW! RE: Roundabouts in Mchenry County
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is currently proposing a number of roundabouts be built throughout McHenry County. Two of these are proposed for Coral Township. One will be located on US Rte. 20 at Harmony Rd. and the other on US Rte. 20 at Marengo Rd/South Union Rd/Beck Rd. We the residents of McHenry County are asking that all planning regarding such roundabouts be stopped until public forums are held to address concerns and answer questions from the community. •Priority of emergency vehicles’ access. •Public education especially for older population of drivers, •Access by larger vehicles such as snowplows, semi-trucks and farm equipment, •Location of roundabouts at intersections where the current speed limit is between 45-55 mph on US 20. •Overall cost of the plan in comparison to more traditional traffic light/ turn lane options. These are just some of the areas that need to be addressed.