Federal funding will help pave the way for the village of Bull Valley to resurface two of its main roads.
The village recently was awarded $2.9 million in surface transportation funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Village President Emily Berendt said.
The village will use the money to repair Bull Valley Road, from Valley Hill Road west to Country Club Road, and the entire length of Crystal Springs Road. In all, the construction will cover about 5.73 miles of roadway.
“We were previously approved a couple years ago and we had to wait for the money to come through,” she said. “We are very happy to have this happening.”
“We were scheduled for 2020 … but when the funding came in, we were moved up to this year.”
As part of the funding deal, Bull Valley will have to match 20 percent of the grant, or about $570,000. That money will come from the village’s regular property taxes, Berendt said.
Both roads will be worked on simultaneously. Bid letting is set to begin June 16, and Berendt expects work to begin in August or September. A small bridge on Bull Valley Road near Valley Hill Road will be repaired, so a detour will be in place for that part of the construction project.
The village applied for the funding through the McHenry County Council of Mayors.