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:
- 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;
- The extremely poor condition of 79th Street for 150 feet west of the intersection at County Line;
- 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.