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Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 2.37.10 PMFrom the Village of Barrington:

ROUTE 14 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE –  November 20, 2018

“As you begin your Thanksgiving travels, keep in mind that construction and paving still continues on Route 14 through Barrington.

We just received an update from IDOT, which still has two full days of paving left to do. Cold temperatures stopped work for today, but they are anticipating working tomorrow and then early next week in order to complete the paving portion of the project. Final striping of the road will follow.

The Village thanks you for your patience; as this is an IDOT project we have not had control over the timing and completion.

Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!”

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This Sunday September 30th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., the Village is holding the 6th annual The Hills Are Alive Festival at the Barrington Hills Park District Riding Center, 361 Bateman Road.  The free event will go on, rain or shine, with attractions being moved inside the indoor riding arena in case of inclement weather.  Below is a press release from Village Hall.

“For the 6th year, Village of Barrington Hills is hosting a Community Fall Festival. This year’s event promises to be another spectacular day! 

Whether you are new to our community, a longtime resident or a friend from a neighboring village,  this is the perfect opportunity for camaraderie, meet ‘n greet,  and simply enjoying fun, food, attractions and entertainment to satisfy all ages.

New draws this year are the Climbing Rock Wall, Dunk Tank, Equestrian Drill Team & Barrel Racing, Blacksmithing Demo, Interactive Animal Show, Make Your Own Ice Cream–just to name a few.  Check out the full listing below with the associated times.

Of course, no fest would be complete without great BBQ, Grilled Meats, Sides, Cold Beer, Chilled Wine and something for the sweet tooth!  See you there!”

 

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35544391_1755459164489751_7518424501726478336_nThe Village of Barrington has issued the following SPECIAL TRAFFIC ALERT:

IDOT To Begin Route 14 Repaving Project Between Hart Road and Lake-Cook Road (Main Street) on Monday

Monday, August 20 is the first day of school, but it’s also the first day of an IDOT project to repave a section of U.S. Route 14 between Hart Road (beginning just west of Western Ave.) on the west and Main Street (Lake-Cook Road) on the east/south.

Residents and commuters will experience temporary lane closures and shifts during the roadwork, but Route 14 will still remain open for traffic. Significant traffic delays should be anticipated. This project is completely controlled by IDOT and is expected to last up to 8 weeks. The resurfacing is a temporary measure designed to keep the road in acceptable condition until the Route 14 underpass can be completed in the future.

We urge our residents and commuters to leave extra time on Monday, August 20, as it is also the first day of school, which traditionally means that traffic is much heavier than normal during the school rush-hour periods (7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

IDOT thanks you for your patience during this road improvement project.

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honor_coverIt’s easy to see why Ted Thome is a regular participant and volunteer at the annual Project Hero Barrington Honor Ride and Run that benefits veteran rehabilitation programs and other services.

Thome, 47, of Barrington, is a West Point graduate and an endurance athlete who served in the Army from 1993 to 1998. Sunday’s eighth annual honor ride and run is a way for him and other veterans to help fellow veterans.

“It’s something that’s important to me given my history and understanding of the military, to have some appreciation for all the sacrifices that the veterans have done,” said Thome, a portfolio manager.

“I think in our daily lives, they’re not always front and center for us, but I think it’s important to remember those that have sacrificed a lot, so that we can enjoy everything that we enjoy in our daily lives.”

Check-in and same-day registration for the ride and run benefiting Project Hero begins at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Barrington Hills Park District, 361 Bateman Road. Participants of all ages and ability levels can take part in a noncompetitive bike ride on scenic, bike-friendly routes of 14, 33 and 47 miles. There also are running and walking routes covering 3.8 miles or 1 mile.

All money raised goes to Project Hero, a national nonprofit helping military vets and first responders affected by post-traumatic stress disorder or injuries. Project Hero touts offering programs at lower costs while reducing drug-based therapies.

You can read the full article in the Daily Herald here.

Readers are reminded that there will be temporary disruptions in traffic on Village roads as the bike riders pass through Barrington Hills.  If you have the time, wave to the veterans as a small gesture to thank them for their sacrifices.

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Hundreds of cyclists are expected to join military veterans and first responders for the annual Barrington Honor Ride and Run, Sunday August 12.

The self-paced, noncompetitive bike ride on routes with lengths of 14, 33 and 47 miles benefits Project Hero, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans and first responders affected by physical injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The event is highlighted by riders using hand cycles, recumbent cycles, custom tandems and traditional road bikes.

Check-in and day-of registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Barrington Hills Park District, 361 Bateman Road, followed by a ceremony at 8 a.m., ride at 8:15 a.m., cross-country trail run and fun walk at 9 a.m., and festival with food, music and family fun at 11 a.m. To register, visit projecthero.org.

To see the full article in the Daily Herald, click here.

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Union Pacific has informed the Village that they will be closing Plum Tree Rd at the railroad crossing just south of Northwest Hwy from 8/6/18 thru 8/15/18 to rehab the crossing.

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2018 ROADS PROJECT UPDATE
The Cook County Department of Highways and Transportation 2018 Road Project:

OTIS AND BRINKER ROADS: Paving was completed last week, and weather permitting, striping is scheduled for this  week which will conclude the resurfacing project.

BARRINGTON HILLS 2018 ROADS PROJECT:

HONEYCUTT AND HILLS AND DALES ROADS: Monday, July 9th, they are placing the Final Surface Asphalt.

CHURCH ROAD AND ALGONQUIN RIVER ROAD: Wednesday, July 11th, they will be placing the Final Surface Asphalt on the remaining section of Church Road up to Algonquin River Road, and begin placing the Final Surface Asphalt on Algonquin River Road.

**Not part of the roads project but a notice to our residents that the low depressional area on Chapel Road is still completely underwater and has been determined to remain closed. Road closed signs are still in place.

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