There are many types of DuPage County vehicle accidents, and these accidents can have many causes. One factor that can contribute to vehicle accidents is too much traffic on roads (excessive traffic congestion) and/or poorly designed roadways and intersections.
A recent Naperville Sun article dated December 8, 2014 discusses changes to the 75th Street and Plainfield-Naperville Road intersection in order to improve traffic safety.
An excerpt from this article, which is titled “75th Street intersection in Naperville to get more turn lanes“:
“The project evolved primarily as a safety improvement,” said Chris Snyder, DuPage County’s director of transportation. “There have been a number of crashes that have been directly related to congestion at the intersection.”
Rear-end and turning-related crashes, the two most prominent crash types at the intersection, are indicative of intersections that have high traffic volumes, but inadequate geometry to accommodate the demands, he added.
The project will include road widening, road resurfacing and traffic signal modernization. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2015.
Additional details regarding these issues can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Naperville Sun article mentioned above and the December 9 Naperville Patch article titled “75th Street Intersection to Get More Turn Lanes as Part of Widening Road.”