# Traffic Lights Planned for Huntley Hospital Route

Two roads where it is hard for entering traffic to navigate are set for traffic lights.

Both could be on the way to the new Centegra Hospital in Huntley.

A permanent light will be put at Reed Road, a major east-west arterial street in Lake in the Hills and Huntley intersects with the north-south Lakewood Road.

A permanent signalization will be installed where Reed Road intersects Lakewood Road.  (Lakewood Road used to be called Huntley Road before Lakewood and Lake in the Hills cut a boundary agreement.)

There will also be a temporary light at Miller and North Lakewood Road.

\$966,000 is being requested.  There was only one bidder, Home Towne Electric, Inc.

#### Traffic Lights Planned for Huntley Hospital Route — 5 Comments

I thought roundabouts cost less than a traffic signal?

2. Roundabouts confuse Democrats, even though they are
used to going in circles.

Johnsonburg drivers saved over \$400k in fuel last year.

4. The Nob:

And the proof is where?

Your statement is equivalent to a politician saying he / she will reduce your property taxes by ten percent.

Your statement equates to driving 400,000 miles with fuel at \$2.20 per gal. and average fuel consumption of 22 miles per gallon.

I have driven around that circle and actually increased my miles driven because some idiot forced me to do two laps!!

How many others have had the same experience?

5. @Nob: How did you even come up with that figure?

They didn’t even spend \$400k in gas last year to go around in 1/4 or 1/2 circle.

What is the avg. mileage spent on a roundabout?

Say 1/4 to 1/2 of a tenth of a mile.

According to IDOT there are about 20,000 cars that go thru the intersection a day.

So 1/2 of a tenth is 1000 mile a day, multiply that by 365 is 365,000 miles a year thru the intersection.

At an avg of 22 miles per gallon or divide 365,000 by 22 miles per gallon you get around 16,600 gallons of gas used a year.

Multiply that by \$2.50 a gallon and you get \$41,000 of gas used a year on the roundabout usage.

So what your saying by using the stop signs cars used up 10x more gas.

Now this is just moving cars.

Even in roundabouts cars sit idle just like a stop signs.

Was there a costs savings?

I would say yes maybe some but it will take decades to recoup what the project cost and maintenance.

And anyone that thinks that IDOT or MCDOT don’t inflate the numbers of costs savings is basically putting there heads in the sands.

All of these Roundabouts that are being proposed can be good in certain areas but they also help the construction companies because now they have more work all of a sudden.

Is there a special interest in that?

But if you say \$400,000 in a year I would say you were in Colorado recently LOL