Nobody wants to get hurt on the road so that safety concerns have to be among the most pressing needs for all stakeholders. We can enumerate all the problems we have with the current road, and can look at reputable research and experience from similar road projects to anticipate the impact of possible rebuild scenarios.
Among many other details, this work group will focus on road safety aspects such as:
- Left turns into and out of the neighborhoods and the Forest Preserve
- Erratic and aggressive driving behavior and speeding induced by multiple driving lanes
- Significantly increased accident rates for roads with four travel lanes on no median/center lane
- Increased accident rates due to road geometry changes (switching back and forth between four and five lanes)
- Accidents with wild-life