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City plans to alter Ridge/Lake traffic signal

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If you like the way the traffic signals work at Ridge Avenue and Main Street, you may find the forthcoming signal change at Ridge and Lake more to your liking.

Starting on Wednesday, April 4, left turn arrows will be added on northbound and southbound Ridge at Lake Street.

Just like at Main Street, and also at Oakton Street, northbound and southbound traffic will be allowed to flow in one direction at a time, while the other direction has to stop.

Meanwhile, eastbound and westbound traffic on Lake Street will continue to flow in both directions during its signal interval.

The city says that the change is being implemented on a trial basis and that it will take a second look next year before the change is made permanent.

The new system is being implemented in an effort to address recurring vehicle crashes and other safety concerns.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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