Updated Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:15 p.m.
Enhancing visibility at key intersections and widening streets is a top priority, as Downers Grove continues to recover from the February 1-2, 2011, snow storm. This was an extreme weather event which ranks as the third worst snow storm in Village history. Since the beginning of the storm, the Village has conducted snow removal operations on a 24/7 basis.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Following is a list of streets that are targeted for widening based on traffic safety, emergency vehicle access, visibility and parking.
|Street Name ||From Street ||To Street
|Prince (east side)||Ogden||Grant|
|Highland||41st||North to dead end|
|Lindley||Ogden||North to dead end|
|40th||east side of Earlston||Elm|
|Shady Ln. (both sides)||41st||40th Pl|
|Brentwood||Biltmore||south of 39th|
|39th (south side)||Fairview||Brentwood|
|Maple (north side)||Fairview||Rogers|
|Warren (north side)||Prospect||Washington & parking stalls|
|Springside||63rd||Brian Grant Ct.|
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
- Crews are working to improve visibility at key intersections by removing snow piles that impede sight lines. Much of this will take place during the overnight hours due to traffic concerns, and will continue into tomorrow.
- Work to widen the areas of Fairview Ave. at Ogden Ave, and Downers Dr. at Frontage Rd. will begin tonight. These areas have been targeted as a high priority due to high traffic volumes and potential safety concerns.
Work to widen additional roads will continue through this week and into next, utilizing teams to haul snow from targeted areas with end-loaders and dump trucks. With existing snow cover and weather conditions, this method will be the most efficient in improving road conditions, without negatively impacting residents and damaging Village equipment.
Roads that have narrow travel lane widths and do not allow cars to pass in both directions pose a potential safety issue. These sections of road will be identified and widened. Targeted roads will be prioritized based on traffic safety, emergency vehicle access, visibility and parking. A list of targeted roads will be published on Thursday, February 10, 2011.