New Traffic Signs Installed at Dee Road and Talcott Road
Traffic safety continues to be one of the police department’s top priorities. Recently, the City’s Staff Traffic Advisory Committee (STAC) met to address traffic concerns at the intersection of Dee Road and Talcott Road. A study of traffic crashes for 2011 revealed that 26 crashes occurred at that location, southeast bound Talcott at Dee. The majority of the crashes were rear end type collisions where the primary cause was determined to be either, following too closely or failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. The City recently petitioned the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to install No Turn on Red signs at that location. The southeast corner was approved in March and the signs were installed in early April.