9-8-2014
thanks
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9-8-2014
Regarding the document attributed to the link "National Shopping Center, Craig Stevens Development, Caputo’s, Walgreens, CSC Commercial, Billitteri Enterprises, LITH and Algonquin_2014-08-28", it mentions an attached roster for the list of attendees. I do not see this roster. Could you please provide it. Sincerely,
RESPONSE: The website has been updated with the pdf containing the roster. Thank you!

 

9-8-2014
I can no longer reach the pages and I need them for a presentation. Please text me when they are available to me at XXX-XXX-XXXX.
RESPONSE: I am not sure why you cannot reach the pages, but here are pdfs for you to use. Thank you!

 

9-4-2014
Thanks
RESPONSE: Your email address has been added to the notification list. Thank you!

 

9-3-2014
Where is Exhibit A...thanks Second email: Where is Exhibit A to the Resolution which Wally Dietrich told me would be posted this afternoon? thanks,
RESPONSES: The design team presented two alternatives to the Transportation Committee. The first was a modification to the Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) that was presented in Phase I, now referred to as a Displaced Left Turn (DLT) Intersection; the second was a Conventional Intersection. The Committee passed a resolution supporting a conventional intersection design with modifications as suggested by various stakeholders during the outreach process. These modifications will be referred in the resolution approved by the Transportation Committee as Exhibit A and will be made available on the website soon. The presentation materials have been added to the Meetings & Minutes page. Click here for the presentation. Click here for the conventional intersection exhibit. Click here for the DLT intersection exhibit. Please click here for more information. second email RESPONSE: As communicated at the Transportation Committee yesterday morning, the revised resolution and Exhibit A will be prepared shortly to address the direction provided by the Transportation Committee. A notice through the RandallRoad.info website and facebook page will be transmitted when it is completed. Thank you.

 

2014-08-12
Thanks for taking the time to meet with us to discuss our concerns with recent construction efforts on Randall Road. We appreciate your consideration of our property, especially regarding critical access points to the location. We will reach out to the necessary people to acknowledge our meeting and voice our support for your firm's work. Thanks again
RESPONSE: Thanks again for your perspective. It gives the designers a better understanding of how to develop the best design for the corridor. We will follow up with you later this fall when we have a final concept approved. Per your request, we will also add you to the email list so you can stay current of any new information for the project. Here are the email addresses for the County Board Chairman, Tina Hill, and the Transportation Committee Chair, Anna May Miller. It may be easiest to just send them an email. TRHill@co.mchenry.il.us AMMiller@co.mchenry.il.us Thanks again,

 

2014-08-11
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RESPONSE: Your email address has been added to the email notification list. Thank you!

 

2014-08-04
If text messages are available my phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX
RESPONSE: Your email address has been added to the notification list. We do not have text message updates for this project.

 

2014-07-29
No comment
RESPONSE: Your email address has been added to the email notification list. Thank you!

 

2014-07-23
Where can I find information regarding the cost of the project?
RESPONSE: Thank you for taking time to provide your comments on Randall Road. Regarding the project cost, the Phase I Study identified approximately 9.5 miles of roadway improvements. Randall Road accounted for 3.5 miles, Algonquin Road 1 mile and the side roads/internal roadways 5 miles. Concept estimates were $90 million for construction and other costs associated with utility relocations and land acquisition. At this time, a detailed cost estimate has not been prepared as the type of improvement has not yet been determined. We hope this answers your questions. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

 

2014-07-22
I have an interest in being kept up to date with this project. Thanks!
RESPONSE: Your email address has been added to the notification list.

 

2014-07-21
Information needed
RESPONSE: Your email has been added to the email notification list.

 

2014-07-14
I have been trying to keep up with the improvement notes but am still confused as to how Clayton Marsh Dr., particularly XXXX Clayton Marsh will be affected.
RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. In the vicinity of your address, the Phase I Study proposes that Randall Road would be widened to accommodate three lanes in the northbound and southbound direction, separated by a 30’ median. A traffic signal would be installed at the intersection of Randall Road and Village Road. Additionally, the Phase I recommends a noise wall be installed along Randall Road parallel to Clayton Marsh Drive, but a final decision has not been made if this wall will be installed. Clayton Marsh Drive itself is not anticipated to have any physical impacts. Thank you again for your interest.

 

2014-07-11
When will actual construction begin and is it advised to avoid the intersection of Randall & Algonquin during peak hour traffic.
RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. Currently, the design of the intersection is being reevaluated based on many factors such as updated traffic projections, public input, socioeconomic data, access, safety, costs, traffic operation and maintenance. The final design will strive to strike a balance between the needs of the motoring public (i.e. safe and efficient movement of traffic) with access to businesses along the corridor. A final intersection type has not been decided, but we hope to have a decision later this year. After the decision has been reached, it is estimated that construction could begin as early as one year later. Therefore the earliest construction would begin in 2016. In regards to avoiding the intersection during peak hour, we assume you are referring to during construction. Most construction projects do temporarily reduce the capacity of the roadway and/or intersections. Detailed construction staging plans have not been developed, but it would be reasonable to expect some temporary reduction in capacity during the construction of Randall Road. Avoiding it during peak hour is something that you may want to consider, but this would be an individual decision. There will be a project website and social media will be used throughout construction to convey construction updates so that the public can stay informed. Thank you again for your interest.

 

2014-07-02
I have been reading recent articles concerning the widening of Randall Road. While I think it is a necessary project, I have concerns about my home. I currently live at the corner of Randall and Miller Road with Randall Road being "my backyard." Will this project affect my house? I have heard rumors that houses along our street will be knocked down eventually in order to widen the road. Is this true? If it is true, what happens during that process? When is this project expected to begin? I read somewhere that construction would begin in 2016. Is that still the estimated time frame? Thank you for clarifying things for me!
RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. The Randall Road Phase I Study did not identify the need for property east of Randall Road near Miller Road. Detailed engineering has not been completed at this time, but typically the roadway right-of-way (i.e. property needed for the roadway) identified in the Phase I Study is close to what is actually needed to construct the roadway; therefore, no homes will be acquired in the area about which you are inquiring. Regarding the schedule, a final intersection design at Algonquin Road and Randall Road has not been decided, but we hope to have a decision later this year. Once a decision is made, detailed engineering design would start. Construction could start as early as 2016 as you note. Thank you again for your interest.

 

2014-06-28
As a Lake in the Hills resident who uses Randall Road every day, I will say that turning the Randall/Algonquin intersection into a CFI is the worst idea I've heard in quite a while. It will destroy the businesses in my neighborhood that I use daily. I wasn't impressed with the design choices made in the Rakow/Randall/McHenry intersection redesign, but at least those are just annoying; CFI at Randall & Algonquin would be catastrophic.
RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. Currently, the design of the intersection is being reevaluated based on many factors such as updated traffic projections, public input, socioeconomic data, access, safety, costs, traffic operation and maintenance. The final design will strive to strike a balance between the needs of the motoring public (i.e. safe and efficient movement of traffic) with access to businesses along the corridor. A final intersection type has not been decided, but we hope to have a decision later this year. Thank you again for your interest; we have added your email to the notification list for updates.

 

2014-06-05
I am looking for a schedule/link of upcoming public meetings. Thanks.
RESPONSE: Currently we do not have any public meetings planned or scheduled. The design team is currently reviewing new information and public feedback to reanalyze the design at the Randall Road/Algonquin Road intersection. Following this re-analysis, the County will evaluate all viable alternatives to address the concerns at this intersection. Once that evaluation process is complete, the updated information will be posted to the website and you will receive an email notification. If, after that, any public meetings are scheduled, they will be posted on the site and you would receive an email. Nonetheless, there are no public meetings scheduled at this time. Thank you for contacting us and have a great day!

 

2014-06-05
email updates
RESPONSE: Your email has been added to the notification list. Thank you!

 

2014-05-30
I would like be join the mailing list.
RESPONSE: Your email address has been added to the notification list. Thank you!

 

2014-05-27
I was on the Randall Road website but didn't see where I could find out the projected costs of improvements, or the projected population figures. Where might i find them? Thank you.
RESPONSE: The team received your letter and website inquiry. A letter has been sent to your attention in response. Thank you for your time and feel free to contact us again.

 

2014-05-27
I would like to receive email updates on this project. Would prefer to see an additional left turn lane added in both directions on Randall along with a right turn lane added from Randall west onto Algonquin (Walgreens). I really do not want to have a continuous intersection here.
RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments on Randall Road. Additional left turn lanes are being considered at the Algonquin/Randall intersection. Regarding the southbound to westbound right turn lane, the design team is fairly confident that this right turn lane would be included in any recommended improvement. Please note that adding these alone do not increase the capacity of the Algonquin/Randall intersection to meet current and future traffic demands. Nonetheless, a final intersection type has not been decided, but we hope to have a decision later this year. If you have any additional questions, please contact us. Thank you.

 

2014-05-21
way not just install right turns, having additional lanes won't have traffic flow easier, unless you go all the way to the tollway.
RESPONSE: Thank you for taking time to provide your comments on the Randall Road project. Right turns are being considered for the ultimate improvement, but adding those alone does not increase the capacity of the Algonquin/Randall intersection to meet current and future traffic demands. Regarding the additional thru lanes, the recommended alternative from the Phase I Study included three northbound and southbound lanes along Randall Road from Ackman Road north to the existing three northbound/southbound lanes between County Line Road and Harnish Road. Currently, the Design Team is re-evaluating the intersection geometry at the Algonquin/Randall intersection. In our alternative analysis, the Design Team is still proposing these three northbound/southbound lanes; therefore, in any ultimately recommended alternative, an improvement will provide three northbound/southbound lanes from Ackman Road to County Line Road, which is the boundary of McHenry County’s jurisdiction. Any future additional lanes south of County Line Road would be the responsibility of Kane County. We hope this addresses your concerns. If you have any additional questions, please contact us. Thank you.

 

2014-05-13
I am very interested to see what is been proposed to ease the traffic congestion at Randall & Rt 62. I am a traffic engineering technician.
RESPONSE: Thank you for your interest. Your email address has been added to the notification list. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Thank you and have a great day!

 

2014-05-09
Please do not implement a continuous flow intersection at Randall Road and Algonquin Road, please!
RESPONSE: Currently, the design of the intersection is being reevaluated based on many factors such as updated traffic projections, public input, socioeconomic data, access, safety, costs, traffic operation and maintenance. The final design will strive to strike a balance between the needs of the motoring public (i.e. safe and efficient movement of traffic) with access to businesses along the corridor. Please note that a final intersection type has not been decided and we hope to have a decision later this year. Thank you for your interest. Note, we have added your email to the notification list for updates. Thank you!

 

2014-05-06
Many business owners are concerned about potential restrictions to the access points they depend on for their businesses. Many are too busy running their operations to invest the time needed on this issue. A face to face discussion with them is critical to understand their needs for existing or expanded access.
RESPONSE: The design team is aware of the access concerns relating to any improvements. We understand that the businesses and public in the area have information that could be useful in determining the design of the corridor. In an effort to solicit this input, we have visited each and every business (over 300) along the corridor speaking with managers/employees and delivering flyers and letters. The information distributed states that anyone with questions or who would like to schedule a meeting should contact the design team. The design team has had 14 individual meetings with businesses in the area as well. It is our understanding that the design team has met with Lake in the Hills on two occasions. On one of those occasions, our records show that you were at the 4/21/14 meeting with Art Van Furniture, which hopefully provided an opportunity to see the soliciting of input in person. The design will be incorporating the public input, socioeconomic data, access, safety, costs, traffic operation and maintenance, among other factors, into the design. The design team is reviewing each access point along the corridor. The final design will strive to strike a balance between the needs of the motoring public (i.e. safe and efficient movement of traffic) with access to businesses along the corridor. Please see the more recent update notice for more information: MAY 2014: Randall Road Corridor Improvement Update 2

 

2014-05-06
Designs I've seen in the past for this project (continuous left turn lane, or round-abouts) don't answer a simple but VERY important question. Can you GUARANTEE people will be able to regularly use the road when we have snowstorms like those that we had this winter? (We're being told to expect more of the same in coming years.) The world around here doesn't shut down when it snows, not even when all the area's schools are closed. MOST people are still expected to be at work, but if plows (if you're lucky to see any) are plowing the center lane on Randall, where will that snow be pushed? Into oncoming lanes? How safe is that, and would you want your family member (teen, senior, pregnant spouse, etc.) to be driving down Randall then? Right now, it's almost impossible to navigate turn lanes in relatively "light" (3-4 inch) snowfalls, since plows concentrate on straightaways FIRST, leaving turn lanes til later...MUCH later. I've been out TRYING to "shop locally" during recent snowfalls (NOT blizzard days), and the roads (at 1 pm on a Saturday) were NOT plowed (snow was already falling for 2-3 hours, and plows were seen idling in my neighborhood, and in the town I was trying to shop in--they were NOT plowing, though there was a LOT of traffic trying to "stimulate the local economy"). I have an elderly (still driving) relative in Algonquin who is afraid she won't be able to shop on Randall once these changes take place. Already, there's one area in particular she avoids because there's no easy in/out--she'd have to drive blocks out of her way, in a strange area, to try to get back home. This has happened to friends of hers. A co-worker driving from Elgin has similar fears of making it to work during snow or even heavy rain, down Randall Rd. She's far from elderly, and has to work, even during snowstorms. Maybe these road "improvements" work just fine in warmer climates...but that's not Northern Illinois by a long shot.
RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. With any design (conventional vs. continuous flow intersection), the maintenance of the roadway will be considered. The County stressed this to the design team during the initial project kickoff meeting and the County Maintenance Department will be included in the design process. Many factors can affect the plowing operations (i.e. amount of snow, temperature, wind, time of day, number of vehicles on the road, etc.). With any snowfall event, the County has and will continue to work to safely and efficiently plow the snow. If a continuous flow intersection is designed, the County and design team would reach out to other counties in the United States that currently have a continuous flow intersection to discuss and learn how best to plow such an intersection configuration. Please note that a final intersection type has not been decided, but we hope to have a decision later this year. Thank you!

 

2014-05-06
Please add me to the email list, for updates for randall rd. Thanks,
RESPONSE: Your email address has been added to the notification list. Thank you!

 

2014-05-02
Please add me to your email list.
RESPONSE: Your email address has been added to the email notification list. Thank you!

 

2014-04-14
Hello, Can you please either change or add my email to these notifications? Thank you,
RESPONSE: Your email address has been added to the notification list. Thank you!

 

2014-03-21
Please add me to the mailing list for project updates please. Thank you.
RESPONSE: Your email has been added to the email notification list. Thanks!

 

2014-03-17
Please add me to the informational email list.
RESPONSE: I have added your email to the notification list. Thank you so much and have a great day!

 

2014-03-12
i'm a reporter with the Northwest Herald. Would you please include me in all emails and updates about the Randall Road project. thanks,
RESPONSE: Your email has been added to the email notification list. Thank you!

 

2014-03-12
Could you please add me to your email distribution list regarding updates on the Randall Road project.
RESPONSE: Your email address is on the notification list. Thank you!