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Village Moves Forward with Roundabout Near Glenbard West

Glenbard West High School
Glenbard West High School
The Glen Ellyn Village Board is moving forward with $1.9 million in improvements along Crescent Boulevard by Glenbard West High School, which will include a roundabout and planter medians, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

A "compact urban roundabout" in the area is meant to prevent U-turns and improve safety by reducing the speed of traffic and the improvements are also meant to increase bicycle and pedestrian access "in the area, which is a busy pick-up and drop-off point for parents," according to the Chicago Tribune. 

The improvements are proposed along Crescent, between Park and Lake, and construction is expected to start in summer 2015, according to the article. 

ScottRAB February 20, 2014 at 06:02 PM
I'm confused. Modern roundabouts don't prevent U-turns, they facilitate them. The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts that is mostly accurate (http://tinyurl.com/6v44a3x).
Lorriane February 21, 2014 at 09:00 AM
I was wondering that myself. Do they have a link to a drawing of what is proposed perhaps. I hope they plan on having more available parking along Crescent for during school hours because when I have to do a quick drop off at the school sometimes during the day I have to park often blocks away.
Flo W February 21, 2014 at 10:13 AM
I agree with Scott RAB's comment. Can pictures be provided and exactly the location which I am assuming will be at the bottom of the hill on Crescent but no way of actually knowing? I see this as a traffic jam all day long which will raise havoc at the railroad crossing on Park. Without a picture this is just my impression.

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