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IDOT IL 62 Study As state transportation officials brainstorm ways to address a bottleneck along Route 62 in Barrington Hills, they’re inviting area residents to learn more about the issue during an upcoming open house.

The event comes as officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation begin a four-year study examining possible upgrades and widening options to Route 62, between routes 25 and 68 in Barrington Hills.

Currently, the four-mile stretch, also named Algonquin Road, narrows to one-lane in each direction, but the roadway expands to two lanes in both directions before and after routes 25 and 68, said Kimberly Murphy, who heads the consultant studies unit for IDOT.

Traffic along that stretch of Route 62 also is over capacity, she said.

“There’s a lack of continuity between 25 and 68,” Murphy said. “It’s sort of a bottleneck.”

The upcoming open house for residents lasts from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington.

During the event, IDOT officials said representatives will introduce tentative roadwork plans, listen to public feedback and answer residents’ questions. IDOT also is taking applications for a new community advisory committee on the project that would feature Barrington-area residents, motorists and stakeholders, Murphy said.

To read the full Barrington Courier-Review article, including comments by Barrington Hills Village Administrator Robert Kosin, click here.

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VBH__LogoThe Village Board will meet on Monday August 28th at 6:30 PM. The agenda can be viewed here and the e-Packet can be found here.

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pavement-markingThe Roads & Bridges Committee meets on Thursday August 24th at 4:00 PM.  The link for the Agenda and Meeting e-Packet can be found here.  The agenda includes an update on Longmeadow Parkway construction, and continued review of engineering firms.

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pavement-markingThe Roads & Bridges Committee is scheduled to meet today at 4:00 PM. The full agenda and e-packet can be seen here.

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7tsiypdyvnc6kq4rvz7h760l68297zq The potential presence of an endangered bumblebee species in the Longmeadow Parkway project area has temporarily brought construction on the road to a halt.

Work on Longmeadow Parkway near Randall Road in Algonquin started Monday morning; however, later in the afternoon, crews had cleared out following an emergency motion that issued a temporary restraining order for the project.

The restraining order, issued by Judge Sharon Coleman in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, is in effect until 5 p.m. April 28.

The full article in the Northwest Herald can be read here.

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vote A 16-year resident of Barrington Hills is running in a crowded race for village trustee, although her name won’t appear directly on the ballot during the April 4 election.

Write-in candidate Linda H. Cools, who works as a freelance public relations writer, said she would focus on financial issues affecting Barrington Hills, if elected to the village board. As part of a contested race, Cools and six other residents are campaigning to secure three trustee seats on the Barrington Hills board.

To read the full text of the Barrington Courier Review article, click here.

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vote Both major regional newspapers recently released the responses to their Candidate Questionnaires.

Here are the trustee candidate questionnaires published in the Northwest Herald.

To read village president candidates’ answers to the Northwest Herald’s questions, click here.

The link to the Daily Herald’s village president profiles is here, and the trustee candidate profile link is here.

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