A stretch of Old McHenry Road that has seen 370 crashes over 5 years is under review by the Lake County Department of Transportation. | Photo: LCDOT video

The Lake County Division of Transportation is seeking public input as it nears completion of a project study for the Old McHenry Crossings Project, an area with about 25,000 vehicles passing through daily and where 370 accidents have been recorded over the last five years.

Authorities said the area under review has four highly traveled regional highways converging together that have significant delays due to frequent trains and three closely spaced intersections.

The study aims to improve safety, traffic operations, and connectivity for drivers, bikers, and pedestrians within and surrounding the Old McHenry Road and CN Railroad area and along Quentin Road in Hawthorn Woods, Lake Zurich, Kildeer, and unincorporated Forest Lake.

A public information meeting is established from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on June 26 at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Gymnasium, 24500 N. Old McHenry Road in Hawthorn Woods.

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The purpose of the meeting, officials said, is to view and discuss preferred alternative designs, review a summary of feedback obtained during a previous study, and release results of multiple environmental analyses.

Representatives from the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) and the Consultant Team will be present to address questions and to hear your input.

This is the final public information meeting planned for this project.

This meeting will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Chuck Gleason, LCDOT Phase I Project Manager five days before the meeting.