What are People Saying about this corridor.. .
173 continues to be a safety hazard, as more traffic uses it.
Although I don't live in the area, I travel that stretch of road to a golf course. Safety MUST be paramount.
From Green Bay Road east to Spring Grove on 173, lanes should increase, speed limit reduce, and turning lanes into subdivisions increase.
The state needs to act now. Enforce the laws, install a light and require the gravel pit operators to assist with the cost of the much needed turn lanes into the gravel pitts.
Highway 36 requires traffic to slow down to 45 shortly before coming to a stop light. The speed limit returns to 55 after passing the light. It seems to slow the traffic down to a controlable speed . I like the idea. I travel 173 every day and have even seen cars and trucks pull out of driveways and not even stop for the light; just keep going. It amazes me there are not more accidents at the corner of 173 abd Wilmot and the intersection roadway has been torn up with potholes and broken road surfaces since the winter.
I believe that all of our roads and especially Rt 173 need to be looked at and improved for safety. I understand it takes time to make these changes and for the state to allocate the funds, but we need to do all we can to make sure no additional lives are lost due to roads that are badly designed and laws that are not enforced.
I had a tragic car accident on Hwy 173 in 1991. I have also witnessed @ least 12 other accidents on this Hwy.
I think we need anything and everything that could prevent a repeat of such a horriffic situation, that will happen....it is just a matter of time. When I hear ridiculous comments like the funding is not there, it just makes me sad.
I'm sorry for the family that has lost a loved one. Many accidents occur on that road/intersection from fender benders to tragic accidents. Just to give a example...Deep Lake Road and Grasslake Road never got a light till there was too many accidents there. It took them 10-15 years before something was done. With the tolls and taxes we pay in the State of Illinois we should have safe and clean roads like Wisconsin does and they don't even pay tolls.
Rt, 173 was designed as a rural rd., not for the type of traffic it sees now. I agree that the area set forth in the petition is a dangerous stretch, and I personally would like to see the road completely re-evaluated from Wilmot Rd. to Deep Lake Rd. where the improvements on the east end have stopped
Should be a Funded Project, not just a petitioned one; and should have been done years ago.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has for too long ignored what is the most vital thouroughfare in the northern portions of Lake and McHenry Counties. Without alternative interstate freeway and tollway access, Highway 173 is being asked to perform far beyond its capabilities with deadly results. Action needs to be taken swiftly to improve safety and to construct capacity increasing improvements on Illinois Route 173 before ongoing private development eliminates more options.
This is a very dangerous traffic area of Route 173, with curves, no signals, and no turning lanes onto streets leading to residential areas and the gravel pits with heavy dump trucks coming and going all day long. Save lives, put signals up at these intersections, add turning lanes to the gravel pit entrances.
This is so long overdue.. the traffic on rt. 173 is one disaster after another. This should be amajor priority!!!!!
This is way over due and is very dangerous.
This speed reduction and turn lanes, as well as signage indicating slow moving trucks is long overdue. How many more deaths will occur before action is taken?
We travel from Wadsworth along 173 west to our daughter's home off of Wilmot Rd. quite often, which is constantly loaded with huge trucks coming and going as well as pulling out of four different places by the sand and gravel quarries. The four-way stop sign does not let the traffic flow properly and the trucks pulling out and turning in are also a hazard. This needs to be corrected. I agree that the reduced speed limit and the installation of a traffic light at the 173/Wilmot Rd. intersection need to be enacted.