Monday, November 19, 2012
Officers will be working saturation patrols over the Thanksgiving holiday that target impaired drivers and seat belt enforcement zones.
Downers Grove police will conduct extra patrols over the Thanksgiving holiday that target impaired drivers and seat belt enforcement zones, the department announced. Downers Grove is participating in a year-long initiative that focuses on impaired driving and seat belt enforcement on specific holidays, including Thanksgiving. While celebrating during the holiday, drivers are urged to take the following precautions: Drivers are also reminded of the state's motto on seat belt safety, "Click-It or Ticket." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Monday, November 12, 2012
A survey is being taken to get public input on whether drivers would like to see the median as an extra lane of traffic and whether they'd be willing to pay for the convenience.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Drivers on I-55 could pay to use a "managed" lane which would reduce congestion and create a more predictable commute to and from Chicago. Illinois Department of Transportation's Managed Lane Project is studying the addition of a lane of traffic on I-55 in each direction that would begin at Interstate 355 and end at Interstate 90/94, aka the Dan Ryan Expressway. The first step is a survey on IDOT's Web site seeking such information as how frequently the survey taker uses I-55 is to commute to Chicago, how often they run into delays because of construction or accidents, and if they seek out alternate routes because of traffic problems. It also asks, "To take advantage of the benefits of reliable travel times, would you be willing to pay a …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Gov. Pat Quinn and Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully were also on hand at the Belmont Road Metra station Wednesday to dedicate the long-awaited, $60 million project.
State and local officials were joined Wednesday by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and representatives from Metra to celebrate the long-awaited completion of the Belmont Road grade separation in Downers Grove. The $60 million project reconfigured the intersection of Belmont Road and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks from an at-grade crossing to an underpass, with Belmont Road located under the tracks, as well as Warren and Burlington avenues. Prior to the grade separation, an estimated 20,000 vehicles passed through the location daily, with nearly 3,500 of them being delayed by the 200 commuter and freight trains carried by the three BNSF tracks, according to state officials. The underpass is expected to dramatically improve …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The department is participating in a year-long initiative with IDOT that focuses on impaired driving and seat belt enforcement.
The Downers Grove Police Department will have heightened patrols over Labor Day weekend as it cracks down on impaired driving and seat belt violations. During the holiday, police urge drivers to plan a safe way home if they plan on drinking. If residents see a drunk driver on the road, they should immediately call 911. Under Illinois law, all drivers and vehicle passengers are required to wear a seat belt. The Labor Day crackdown is part of a year-long partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and is funded with an IDOT traffic grant totaling $33,000. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Avoid trouble spots along Chicago-area interstates during your 4th of July travels.
Provided by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority. The Tollway is restricting construction activity and suspending all temporary construction lane closures from noon on Tuesday, July 3, through 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 5. Some work may continue behind barriers to keep work on schedule, but this work will not impact traffic. Major construction areas where drivers should plan for slower traffic during the holiday include: Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) A 45 mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 in all construction zones regardless ofwhether workers are present. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. For more information: