Suburban Skyview: Progress made on Barrington's new Hart Road bridge

  • Construction crews continue working on a new Hart Road bridge over Flint Creek in Barrington. The road remains closed until early November.

      Construction crews continue working on a new Hart Road bridge over Flint Creek in Barrington. The road remains closed until early November. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 9/27/2022 11:47 AM

Crews are making progress on the Hart Road bridge project in Barrington.

The road was shut down last June between Lake Cook Road and Northwest Highway. The Lake County Division of Transportation $3 million project consists of removing three aging metal culverts and replacing those with a bridge over Flint Creek.

 

An 8-foot-wide bicycle and pedestrian path will also be added to the structure.

There is currently no through traffic on Hart Road from Northwest Highway to Lake-Cook Road (Main Street), though local traffic will be allowed on either side of the creek.

The closure impacts nearby Barrington High School. Access to the school and the athletic complex can be made from Lake Cook Road.

According to Lake County's Sept. 12 update, current work includes pouring concrete on the south approach slab, north side excavating and grading the approach footing and building the road base on the south side of the bridge. Wetland plants were also planted along the creek.

The project is expected to be completed in early November.

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