The Village has learned that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has contracted with Civiltech Engineering to perform a preliminary engineering study along 47th Street, between County Line Road and East Avenue. The goal of this project is to develop a proposed improvement that will reduce the frequency of angle, left turning,and non-motorized crashes along the corridor, and improve the safety for all users.
IDOT's engineering firm will collect traffic counts at all the major signalized intersections along the corridor this week. Civiltech plans to set up Video Counting Units (VCU’s) on Tuesday 2/13.. Traffic data will be collected for 48 hours on Wednesday 2/14 and Thursday 2/15 and the VCU equipment will be removed on Friday 2/16. This schedule is weather dependent.
The equipment will look similar to what is in the picture below: