Repairs to begin next week after Wauconda pavement collapse

Updated 4/15/2016 1:00 PM

Repairs should begin next week on a stretch of road in Wauconda that's been shut down because of a pavement collapse.

Traffic hasn't been allowed on Callahan Road, about a half mile east of Old Rand Road, since late March because of the problem, officials said.


Repairs are expected to take a couple weeks, Village Administrator Doug Maxeiner said.

The pavement collapse was caused by the improper support of two culverts beneath the road, Maxeiner said.

The problem was discovered March 25, and the road was barricaded the same day, he said. Signs are posted at Old Rand and Gilmer roads.

Local traffic is allowed through the area, but not over the culverts at the heart of the problem, Maxeiner said.

Callahan is a rural road but an important one for Wauconda. It connects the north half of the village with Main Street and the downtown area.

The Wauconda Police Department erroneously reported on its Facebook page that the road would be closed most of the summer. That post was deleted Friday.

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