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Re: Illinois 53 Extension
« Reply #351 on: July 16, 2019, 10:47:39 PM »

Paving everything doesn't solve problems.

Paving one six lane freeway, particularly one for which a lot of the ROW is already owned would be much easier than paving multiple other roads needing widening or other upgrades in its absence.
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Re: Illinois 53 Extension
« Reply #352 on: July 17, 2019, 12:27:13 AM »

IMHO, nearly all of the fault for the hour+ long commutes ('drive to afford') are local zoning laws in those suburbs that effectively prohibit 'live near your work'.  The farthest along in addressing this Chicagoland quandary is the City of Chicago and the truly massive market rate high-rise residential buildings that have been going up throughout their downtown and near-downtown areas for many years now.

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Re: Illinois 53 Extension
« Reply #353 on: December 06, 2019, 05:48:41 PM »

There was a blurb on WBBM yesterday, and I see today the Daily Herald has an article entitled "Thousands of drivers are cutting through Long Grove to avoid congestion. Residents don't like it."
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Re: Illinois 53 Extension
« Reply #354 on: December 06, 2019, 06:32:06 PM »

There was a blurb on WBBM yesterday, and I see today the Daily Herald has an article entitled "Thousands of drivers are cutting through Long Grove to avoid congestion. Residents don't like it."

Serves the fucking NIMBYs of Long Grove right.  Fuck them, they made the congestion, they can live with it.
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Re: Illinois 53 Extension
« Reply #355 on: December 08, 2019, 01:46:24 PM »

There was a blurb on WBBM yesterday, and I see today the Daily Herald has an article entitled "Thousands of drivers are cutting through Long Grove to avoid congestion. Residents don't like it."

Serves the fucking NIMBYs of Long Grove right.  Fuck them, they made the congestion, they can live with it.

Much agreed. Either you get a new highway that actually takes people off the roads or you get those people driving through your town. If people need to drive somewhere they're going to drive somewhere and drive wherever they need to.
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Re: Illinois 53 Extension
« Reply #356 on: December 09, 2019, 09:11:26 AM »

There was a blurb on WBBM yesterday, and I see today the Daily Herald has an article entitled "Thousands of drivers are cutting through Long Grove to avoid congestion. Residents don't like it."

Oh waaaaaaaa, everyone else gets to deal with traffic they can too. Maybe if they had taken a better look at 53 extending....  :awesomeface: :popcorn:
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Re: Illinois 53 Extension
« Reply #357 on: December 09, 2019, 09:57:32 AM »

Too bad, so sad, sucks to be them.
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Re: Illinois 53 Extension
« Reply #358 on: December 09, 2019, 10:33:35 AM »

There was a blurb on WBBM yesterday, and I see today the Daily Herald has an article entitled "Thousands of drivers are cutting through Long Grove to avoid congestion. Residents don't like it."
I'm surprised that they don't just ban turns onto those roads at certain times of the day (see link) which you see all over the place in Lake County, IL to stop people from cutting through neighborhoods.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2819235,-87.8800593,3a,15y,180.46h,90.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgB6oecktviKvUlhKQtjXww!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
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Re: Illinois 53 Extension
« Reply #359 on: December 09, 2019, 04:10:30 PM »

There was a blurb on WBBM yesterday, and I see today the Daily Herald has an article entitled "Thousands of drivers are cutting through Long Grove to avoid congestion. Residents don't like it."

Oh waaaaaaaa, everyone else gets to deal with traffic they can too. Maybe if they had taken a better look at 53 extending....  :awesomeface: :popcorn:

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Re: Illinois 53 Extension
« Reply #360 on: December 10, 2019, 06:22:53 PM »

There was a blurb on WBBM yesterday, and I see today the Daily Herald has an article entitled "Thousands of drivers are cutting through Long Grove to avoid congestion. Residents don't like it."
I'm surprised that they don't just ban turns onto those roads at certain times of the day (see link) which you see all over the place in Lake County, IL to stop people from cutting through neighborhoods.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2819235,-87.8800593,3a,15y,180.46h,90.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgB6oecktviKvUlhKQtjXww!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

turn them into private roads.  last time i checked they're public roads, people cutting through are just using a road they also paid for.  :-D
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