New restrictions planned at accident hot spot


New restrictions on turns will be imposed on a trial basis starting next month at an Evanston intersection that's been the scene of frequent traffic accidents.

Starting April 13 and continuing until October, city officials plan to post signs requiring that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day:

  • Drivers on Ridge not make left turns into Grove.
  • Drivers on Grove only turn right onto Ridge. Crossing Ridge from Grove and turning left onto Ridge will be barred.

The trial implementation will allow the city to evaluate whether these modifications improve the safety and operations at this intersection before proposing permanent changes.

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