McHenry County's transportation lobby group, the Road Warriors, hosted U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at Moretti's, Lake in the Hills, Friday, for a briefing on the area's highway problems.
Congressman Don Manzullo (R)16 steered his former Peoria Congressional colleague to a luncheon of Italian sausage with county politicos who've been pushing for help, any sort of help, with area transportation needs.
The Road Warriors' main goal was to get LaHood behind Manzullo's
funding request in the next federal transportation bill for the Randall Road widening project from County Line Road north to Ackman Road.
The news from the luncheon was the public announcement that the McHenry Division of Transportation after a two-year study has settled on a new style of intersection to solve the traffic knot at Randall and Algonquin roads.
"Now we just need the money," said County Board Chairman Ken Koehler.
In the pic: "I know Don (Manzullo, left) will keep reminding me about Randall Road every time I see him," said U.S. Transporation Secretary Ray Lahood (center). County Board Chairman Ken Koehler is at right.