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Public hearing Thursday on Kreutzer Road reconstruction project in Huntley

The project includes realigning the road to eliminate sharp curves

A diagram shows the proposed reconstruction of a portion of Kreutzer Road in Huntley.

Huntley residents will have a chance to weigh in on possible changes the village of Huntley is considering making to a stretch of Kreutzer Road.

The village will host a public hearing on Thursday to give residents a chance to review the proposed construction project and give their input.

The proposed project focuses on a section of Kreutzer Road between Route 47 and Haligus Road. In addition to widening the road, the village is interested in realigning the road.

The village is currently looking at designing the road to make it travel more straight and eliminate sharp curves, Huntley Public Works Director Tim Farrell said in an email.

According to a diagram, realigning the road would help eliminate a sharp curve just west of the Union Pacific railroad crossing. The project would shift the railroad crossing north along with a portion of the road east of the tracks. It would also shift a portion of the road west of the tracks to the south, reducing the angle of the existing curve.

No houses or businesses would be impacted by shifting the road, according to the preliminary diagram of the project.

The project would also widen the road, Farrell said.

Kreuzter Road currently is one lane in each direction, but the village is hoping to add a center turn lane through the middle of the road, Farrell said.

The preliminary plan also calls for adding a path along the north side of Kreuzter Road, Farrell said.

Thursday’s meeting is part of the first phase of the project, with the second design phase to begin this spring and continue through 2023, Farrell said. The village is currently on schedule to begin construction on the road in 2025.

Thursday’s public meeting the project will be held at 6 p.m. at the village municipal complex. Village staff will explain the project and show diagrams, answer questions and take feedback from residents.

The village is also excepting written comments through Feb. 4.