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Author Topic: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread  (Read 8885 times)

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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2016, 05:36:12 PM »

Speaking of Lake County, why are they putting new lights at 12 & Ela? The existing ones were only 5-6 years old.

Because Lake Zurich got funding to add right turn lanes on US 12 at that intersection.  The project's plans can be found at this link (Item 123)..  Or this link, which should lead directly to the 37 MB file with the plans..

Sheet 42 of the plans does not show the signal being fully replaced, only modified.
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2016, 11:53:26 PM »

And yet they didn't even solve the main problem with the intersection, the need for dual turn lanes from Ela road onto 12 Westbound......
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2016, 08:20:18 PM »

^ Rumor has it that is the far future improvement, along with converting the new right turn lane on WB US 12 to a future third through lane.
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2016, 08:50:46 PM »

What do people think of the new configuration for the exit ramps of I-94 onto IL132 east into Six Flags?  Does it still get backed up as hell, or is it handling things quite nicely?
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2016, 09:21:51 PM »

And yet they didn't even solve the main problem with the intersection, the need for dual turn lanes from Ela road onto 12 Westbound......

they needed to change the left trun lane into the 3rd lane and put in some kind of jughandle or route the 3rd lane under the railroad
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2016, 09:53:10 PM »


What do people think of the new configuration for the exit ramps of I-94 onto IL132 east into Six Flags?  Does it still get backed up as hell, or is it handling things quite nicely?

Any diagrams or pictures?
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2016, 09:39:29 AM »


What do people think of the new configuration for the exit ramps of I-94 onto IL132 east into Six Flags?  Does it still get backed up as hell, or is it handling things quite nicely?

Any diagrams or pictures?

Check it out.  They greatly extended the exit lanes/deceleration lanes.  Look at the 2015 imagery versus the 2012 imagery.  I remember being up there as a teenager and the I-94 northbound traffic would get backed up for thousands of feet.  Was wondering if anyone from the area had personal experience using that exit and how much the experience has improved.
https://goo.gl/maps/5wCnDnN2ukH2

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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2016, 03:15:08 PM »

Maybe Lake County should have had additional roads constructed to relieve Interstate 94. Where these potential roads would have gone is another question.
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2016, 07:22:01 PM »

It seems to be helping traffic.

Side note, irrelevant though, GMSV has each and every row in the Six Flags parking lot covered. Why...
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2016, 09:00:36 PM »

Maybe Lake County should have had additional roads constructed to relieve Interstate 94. Where these potential roads would have gone is another question.

Probably why US 41 was originally planned to be turned into a freeway for many years per the older transportation plans.
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2016, 10:46:05 PM »

What do people think of the new configuration for the exit ramps of I-94 onto IL132 east into Six Flags?  Does it still get backed up as hell, or is it handling things quite nicely?
I drive by there every day at about 5:30 on my way home from work. It used to be a huge mess. Now it's just a mess. It still gets backed up but usually not a far as it used to.
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2016, 10:44:58 PM »

Side note, irrelevant though, GMSV has each and every row in the Six Flags parking lot covered. Why...

So people can remember where they parked...
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2016, 09:16:40 AM »


Side note, irrelevant though, GMSV has each and every row in the Six Flags parking lot covered. Why...

So people can remember where they parked...
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From 5 years ago. 
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Re: Lake County, IL traffic problems thread
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2016, 01:54:36 PM »

The problem is nobody ever predicted the suburb boom that happened. It wasn't just one area blowing up, it was like overnight McHenry, Lake, Kane, Kendall counties exploded in population. The state, counties and cities had to act fast, but the problem was that the cities had to beef up their own roads and infrastructure to handle the increase in people/traffic. So did the counties and so did the state. This led to plans that didn't cross all 3 lines, so you solved one problem but created 3 more because you didn't communicate, coordinate and study everything, and even if you did the explosive growth would produce results that didn't reflect what actual traffic would be like.

Once the boom died, our economy went to, and while this gave time to properly study a lot of these problem areas nobody had the money to invest to fix them. Most of the major projects are about 10-20 years behind, sometimes more. And while money has become less of a worry Illinois still hasn't solved the political bickering that holds these projects back.

Now Lake county to their credit has been on a major push these past few years to get congestion projects done, and 2 of them use to be on my way to work and I have to give them credit they solved the congestion in those areas. But the problem is that so many projects need to get done that unless some major money gets thrown down on the table and the political back and forth stops the pace will always be behind what it should be.

To put things in perspective, 20 years ago, when I traveled with my dad a lot to job sites, we would take the "backroads" those roads would be nothing but cornfields and 2 way stops, with maybe an open field or old small town in them. Nowadays when someone says backroads, it's not the road with farm fields or open areas, it's through villages with the least amount of stoplights.

Now imagine if Lake county actually *gasp* raises their share of the gas tax to 4 cents a gallon.

Imagine all the riots over a mind boggling 4 cents a gallon. For my 15 gallon tank car, that would be a ridicilous 60 cents a fillup!!!

Agreed that Lake county does a decent job, but Lake county should just friggin raise the gas tax and help ITHSA build the 53 expansion north and the gas tax would help supplement fixing other roads as well.

Fixed it for you. :nod:
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