Construction Updates

In an effort to keep community members informed of the upcoming spring and summer construction projects taking place at Huntley High School, we have developed this webpage in which we will continue to provide updated construction project information as it becomes available.

Photo courtesy of Gene & Lorie Woods - 6/15/14 

Guiding Principles for the Project:

  1. The building main entry will be easily identifiable to visitors and will communicate a “Red Raiders” identity to all who enter.

  2. Students will understand they are part of the Red Raiders community (culture) while within the building.

  3. The building will include learning environments for 21st Century Learning that are flexible and adaptable, as well as collaborative.

  4. The building is a community resource and will promote community pride.

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November 18, 2014

Student Entrance to Harmony Road Campus Open

The student entrance to the Harmony Road Campus opened on Monday, November 17, 2014.

According to Principal Scott Rowe, first impressions of the new drive were positive. While noting that there will be an adjustment period for drivers, Rowe reported that traffic flow was smooth, and there was no backup of cars on Harmony Road. All students were in the building by 7:25 a.m.

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April 14, 2014

Improved Traffic Conditions at Harmony Road Campus

The Village of Huntley, District 158, and McHenry County officials have been discussing ways to work together to improve the traffic conditions in and around the Harmony Road Campus (Leggee Elementary and Huntley High School). This summer, McHenry County will undertake two construction projects to enhance the safety and operations on Main Street, Marengo Road, Hemmer Road and Harmony Road.

The first project will involve rehabilitating the existing Main Street bridge over the Kishwaukee River. This will require the complete closure of the bridge over the summer. The County is committed to completing the construction during the summer months when school is not in session. The bridge rehabilitation project will cause the bridge to be closed from approximately Monday, June 9 thru Friday, August 8. Detour signs will be posted.

The second project that will occur around the same time will be the installation of traffic signals at the Main Street/Marengo Road/Hemmer Road and the Hemmer Road/Harmony Road intersections. These traffic signals will greatly enhance the traffic flow to and from the Harmony Road Campus at peak periods.

Huntley High School Summer Construction Projects

District 158 is excited to begin Phase I of the Huntley 3000 Expansion Project at Huntley High School this spring. This phase of the 2 part expansion project will include the addition of new classrooms and science labs, an athletic fieldhouse, and a redesigned main entrance to the building. The construction project will also include new traffic flow patterns, new parking spaces for busses, students, and staff, and the addition of a new road east of the school leading to a new student parking lot.  The new road will provide a second entrance and exit from the Harmony Road Campus, which will greatly ease congestion issues.

Upgrades to the school’s tennis courts, softball field and other athletic areas, along with the addition of stadium lighting and a new scoreboard are also planned.

It is anticipated that many of the projects will be completed prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year with completion of the new fieldhouse in spring of 2015. Once completed, the athletic fieldhouse will include a six-lane, 200-meter running tack, and areas for pole vaulting, batting cages, a larger weights area, a fitness area, and mats room for wrestling.

Future plans include a redesigned library, a larger cafeteria and multiple common areas.

The entire project is being funded through a $39 million construction grant from the state.