Q: What is the purpose of the project?
A: The purpose of the project is to enhance safety and intersection operations in relation to the existing railroad crossing on Hart Road in Barrington. These features will be beneficial for both vehicles and pedestrians. The additional turn lanes will improve traffic flow at the intersection. The pedestrian improvements will allow walkers and non-motorized traffic to cross both the railroad tracks and US Route 14 with the signalized pedestrian cross walks, pedestrian gates at the railroad tracks, and a shared use path which will extend from Hart Rd. to Cumnor Ave. on the north side of US Route 14.
Q: Will there be road closures or detours aspart of this project?
A: Hart Road will be closed south of US Route 14 at the railroad tracks. Access to US 14 from Hart Road south of US 14 and the railroad tracks will not be available during construction. A one-way detour will be implemented on Hart Road north of US 14. Traffic will only be able to travel on South on N. Hart Road. Detours will be provided for the southern Hart Road closure and the northern one lane detour of Hart Road. The anticipated duration of the detours is from June 2020 to mid-August 2020.
Q: When will the project be finished?
A: The project is expected to be substantially complete by the end of November 2020. Landscaping may be completed in early 2021.
Q: What is the cost of the project?
A: Costs are estimated at $7.9 million.
Q: Will construction impact access to local businesses?
A: Access will be maintained to all businesses during construction. There will be on-going coordination and communication with business owners throughout the project to address any needs or concerns of the impacted businesses.