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3 Burr Ridge Road Issues Discussed With County Officials

Traffic signal inadequacies at County Line and North Frontage roads, poor road conditions on 79th Street west of County Line, and left-turn issues at the intersection of County Line and Plainfield Road were issues raised by village officials in a meetin

The following is a release from the Village of Burr Ridge:

On Feb. 8, Acting Village President Robert Sodikoff, trustee Bob Grela and village administrator Steve Stricker met with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways superintendent John Yonan to discuss issues affecting both the county and the Village of Burr Ridge.

Among issues that were discussed were three issues that exist on roadways in Burr Ridge that are solely within the county’s jurisdiction, including:

  1. Traffic signal inadequacies at County Line and North Frontage roads both at the intersection and in the area to the east of the intersection that result in traffic delays and intersection congestion during peak times for motorists attempting to make a left turn;
  2. The extremely poor condition of 79th Street for 150 feet west of the intersection at County Line;
  3. The left hand turn lane at the intersection of County Line and Plainfield Road is not long enough, which results in traffic congestion and potentially unsafe conditions for motorists attempting to turn left from northbound County Line onto westbound Plainfield.

The Village of Burr Ridge looks forward to working with Cook County to resolve these outstanding issues and wishes to thank the Cook County board president and the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways superintendent for taking time out of their busy schedule to meet with us to discuss these concerns.

BR Resident February 13, 2013 at 03:03 AM
I live in Burr Ridge. Those areas are in DuPage County. What part does Cook County play in this? For the amount of property taxes that DuPage County takes from each resident and business, DuPage County should be handling these problems, not Cook County.
robert sodikoff February 14, 2013 at 05:30 PM
County Line Road is owned by Cook County, side to side. Even if it were shared with DuPage County there would be an intergovernmental agreement in place whereby one governmental agency (in this case Cook County) would be fully responsible for maintenance and repair. Robert Sodikoff, actting Village President

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