Resident input sought on Naperville traffic
Sun Staff February 25, 2013 11:00AM
Traffic crawls along 75th Street in Naperville on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, as deteriorating road conditions and poor visibility from a snow storm make travel hazardous. | Jeff Cagle~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 28, 2013 6:15AM
The public is invited to attend an open house to provide comments about traffic concerns related to Zone 11 of Naperville’s Neighborhood Traffic Study Program.
Zone 11 is bounded by Edward Hospital on the north, Washington Street on the east, 75th Street on the south and West Street on the west and includes the subdivisions of Olympic Terrace, West Highlands, Hobson West and Maplebrook I.
The open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 7 in the gym at Elmwood Elementary School, 1024 Magnolia Lane.
The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public to provide the city with their questions and concerns related to traffic conditions in Zone 11. This is an open house event and no formal presentation will be provided. For those who are not able to attend, the exhibits will be posted on the project webpage at www.naperville.il.us/zone11.aspx following the open house.
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted via email through 5 p.m. March 18, city officials said.
Beginning this year, the city of Naperville is working with consultants to implement a new Neighborhood Traffic Study Program, which will address traffic conditions within identified neighborhoods in the city in a comprehensive manner rather than on an individual request basis as has been done in the past.
Every year, the city receives numerous resident requests to investigate traffic issues such as speeding, cut-through traffic, pedestrian safety and parking concerns.
Through the Neighborhood Traffic Study Program, the city will evaluate and address neighborhood traffic concerns on a comprehensive neighborhood-wide basis, city officials said. Using the city’s Master Thoroughfare Plan map, the city has identified 33 neighborhood study areas and anticipates completing one to three studies a year until all the study areas are completed.
A map of the study areas and more information on the Neighborhood Traffic Study Program can be found at www.naperville.il.us/ntsp.aspx.