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Niles’ initiative of Touhy Triangle will create an increase of Niles’ generated traffic impact

From the links below you can read about the Touhy Triangle initiative that Niles is planning. For those that were around 20 years ago when Target/Builders Square (now Costco) were built this is deja vu.

At that time both Melvina and Moody residents petitioned for cul-de-sacs to prevent the Niles generated traffic impact from affecting North Edgebrook but these petitions were ignored by Alderman Dougherty. When Niles eliminated the right turn on Melvina in Niles in August 2007 giving free...

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From the links below you can read about the Touhy Triangle initiative that Niles is planning. For those that were around 20 years ago when Target/Builders Square (now Costco) were built this is deja vu.

At that time both Melvina and Moody residents petitioned for cul-de-sacs to prevent the Niles generated traffic impact from affecting North Edgebrook but these petitions were ignored by Alderman Dougherty. When Niles eliminated the right turn on Melvina in Niles in August 2007 giving free traffic access through North Edgebrook to the Touhy Triangle Melvina residents petitioned to have 7100 north Melvina made a one way street north bound to both Alderman Dougherty and Alderwoman O’Connor and once again these petitions were ignored. Apparently we live on the wrong side of the ward. Instead North Edgebrook has become choked with stop signs and speed humps.

If the current status quo remains North Edgebrook will become an arterial route for the Niles’ Touhy Triangle that will go past Wildwood school, SMOW and Wildwood park. Niles has already played North Edgebrook/Chicago for a fool with development of the Niles’ Touhy Triangle so the question is: Are North Edgebrook residents going to let Niles generated traffic impact on North Edgebrook to continue to occur and pay taxes to let our residential streets become artial streets for Niles’ growth?

Dennis Paterka

http://www.buglenewspapers.com/niles/article_5510bac4-2add-11e4-8269-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.buglenewspapers.com/niles/article_5510bac4-2add-11e4-8269-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=image

http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_322dbb70-ff9a-11e2-9b2c-001a4bcf6878.html

http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/buglenewspapers.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/a6/9a67427e-2ad2-11e4-afb2-001a4bcf6878/53f8a75ecea25.pdf.pdf

http://niles.suntimes.com/2014/09/02/niles-village-board-gives-early-ok-touhy-makeover-plan/

http://www.vniles.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/01302014-696

  • Sorry about typos.

    right turn should be right turn lane

    artial should be arterial

    Dennis

  • I like the idea of expanding the area and using a lot of wasted and ugly space. Although if expanded, they also need to do something about traffic flow in the area. The trains block up traffic quite a bit grid-locking the area. A train flyover is needed at both Devon and Touhy crossings. The traffic coming down Hiawatha I find to be mostly school traffic as it is not that bad in the summer time.

  • What do the people who live on Hiawatha have to say about "The traffic coming down Hiawatha"?

    Dennis

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