An intersection in downtown Woodstock was closed down Friday as crews begin months-long construction on a roundabout, city officials said.
The roundabout is being constructed at the intersection of Lake Avenue, Madison Street and South Street in Woodstock.
The closure is scheduled to remain in place until December 1 but could open sooner if the project finishes early.
The detour route, which includes Kimball Street and Dean Street, will be in place for the duration of the project.
The City of Woodstock previously said the benefits of constructing a roundabout at the five-point intersection include increased safety and traffic flow, reduced congestion and shorter vehicle waiting times due to improved vehicle circulation.
The City of Woodstock Public Works Department said that all residents and businesses will still have access to their properties but it will be limited.
Officials say the $2,755,453 project is being constructed by H. Linden & Sons Sewer and Water, Inc.
The project is also partially being funded through a $1,500,000 STP grant the city received from the McHenry County Council of Mayors.
Crews will also be replacing and upsizing all utilities in the area in addition to the roundabout construction.
The detour route may also be revised in the future to accommodate the reconstruction of Dean Street from Tryon Street to Route 14 which is scheduled to take place later this summer.