Two Traffic Lights Proposed on Perryville Road

By: Faran Fronczak, Jessica Geraci
By: Faran Fronczak, Jessica Geraci

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- With business picking up near Perryville and Riverside... so is traffic. It's common to find drivers stuck waiting to turn onto Perryville road during rush hour. Since there aren't traffic lights there now, drivers tend to speed leaving many nervous they're going to get hit.

That's why the City of Loves Park wants to put traffic lights on Perryville at Nimtz and Broadcast Parkway. City leaders tell us they've received a lot of requests to do this so drivers could turn more safely, and also reduce congestion. The Winnebago County Highway Department says this would cost $900,000. Effected businesses have until the first week of July to file a complaint.

"There comes a point where the road becomes so congested that trying to make turning moves become dangerous. And we can't have that, so the comments we've had that are negative have been very minimal," says Dan Jacobson, Director of Public Works and Development for Loves Park.

In order for the traffic lights not to be installed, 51% of the business owners in that area would have to file a complaint.


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