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Plan to widen Rt 47 to ease congestion

Woodstock and communities along Route 47 in McHenry Country are growing across residential, commercial, and tourism sectors, which means Route 47 is experiencing an increase in traffic, congestion, and accidents.

To reduce traffic congestion, enhance safety, and support growth, a proposed plan would widen Route 47 and re-align the intersection of Route 47 at Route 176.

The intersection of Routes 47 and 176 in Lakewood is traversed by an estimated 40,000 vehicles daily and is identified by IDOT among the top five percent of the most dangerous intersections in Illinois.

Click here to view the plan.

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