The 1.5 million square foot former Motorola facility, which is located on a 300-acre campus on Route 14 in Harvard, has been sold for $9.3 million. The sale closed on May 23. Although the new owner has not announced any plans for the facility's future use, City of Harvard and Harvard Economic Development Corporation officials are optimistic that the sale will result in the productive refurbishing and re-use of the site. "It is our understanding that the new owner is a user and not just an investor," noted a source.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that lane closures will take place on Main Street (Illinois 31) over the Edgewood Ravine, south of Illinois 62, in Algonquin, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, June 13. The closures are necessary to make repairs and safety improvements to the bridge.
In order to complete the work, the bridge that carries Main Street over the Edgewood Ravine will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Lane width reductions and temporary traffic signals also will be in place for the duration of the project. Northbound left turns from Main Street at Edgewood Drive will be prohibited. A posted detour will direct traffic west on Beach Drive and north on Cardinal Drive to access Edgewood Drive.
The project is expected to be completed in Summer 2016.
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.