Re-configuring the dangerous Route 176 and Briarwood Drive intersection has been going on since at least April.
With the amount of traffic headed across Route 176 to get to Woodstock or McHenry County College by the back way, it’s a wonder there were not more T-bone crashes by speeding cars on 176.
This is the intersection that was ignored by the traffic folks who advised McHenry County College what improvements would be needed to put a minor league baseball stadium right across Route 14 from Lucas Road, the connection from Briarwood to MCC. Fortunately, Crystal Lake City Councilman Jeff Thorsen pointed out the severe deficiency in his arguments against rezoning the property.
On a trip west, I saw the sign above.
A dangerous corner made safer through the cooperation of the Crystal Lake City Council and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
It’s now possible to take the shortcut to Woodstock past Centegra’s Woodstock Hospital on Doty Road without worrying that one might complete the final journey in an ambulance.
And, the extent of this post is an indication why highway improvements are so valued by politicians.
People appreciate them.
Except those who have to stop where they did not have to do so before.