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West Dundee intersection in need of four-way stop

Updated: March 19, 2013 6:15AM



W. Dundee intersection in need of four-way stop

A few months ago at a West Dundee board meeting, the residents had the opportunity to speak out about the need for stop signs in different areas. Within a few days after the meeting, some new signs were put in some areas. That was well and good.

It also was brought up about the need of making North 6th and Washington streets a four-way stop. However, this was swept under the rug. Why, I don’t know and haven’t been given an answer as to why. I have asked since this meeting, and still no answer.

I have lived in this area for many years — in fact, I worked for West Dundee when the Highlands was only a cornfield.

I have seen accidents there on North 6th and Washington over the years — just back on Sept. 14, 2012, and again on Oct. 22, 2012. Happy to say, no one was hurt — only shook up.

On Nov. 9, the village did paint along the curb by the fire hydrant and by the stop sign. This again is well and good. However, this does not solve the problem there.

Due to the hedges on the corner of North 6th and Washington streets, if you stop as you should, you then have to pull partly out in the intersection (tee see).

Then when cars are parked on North 6th on both sides, it’s impossible to see traffic coming from North 6th.

Sixth Street is a direct street to Lincoln Avenue, and cars do travel well over the speed limit. And due to the traffic on Route 72, Washington Street is used as a cut-through to avoid Routes 72 and 31.

I am asking any of you folks who live in the area if there should be a four-way stop there. Please come forward and give your opinion on this matter. The situation there is not getting any better.

Ken Schwartz

West Dundee



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