Maple Park—State Sen. Chris Lauzen (R-25) announced that a traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Route 38 and Meredith Road near Kaneland High School.
The intersection near Kaneland High School has been the site of multiple fatal vehicle accidents in recent years.
“I am very thankful that a stop light will be installed at this active, dangerous intersection,” Lauzen said in a statement last week. “Illinois Route 38 and Meredith Road will become a safer place for students and parents after this project is completed.”
In 2007, after three vehicle-related deaths occurred at this intersection, Senator Lauzen worked with state and local officials to have a flashing light installed. The light was only supposed to be in place until the money could be allocated for a permanent traffic signal.
“It has been clear for many years that this project needed to be funded,” Lauzen said. “The flashing signal was a temporary solution, and the new signal will hopefully be a lasting life-saving fix.”
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) awarded a contract for widening the intersection and installing the signal to Curran Contracting Company. The work is scheduled to begin in September.
The project, which is located in Virgil Township in unincorporated Kane County south of Maple Park and north of Elburn, is planned to be completed by December 2011.