Tolono to try stop signs to address complaints about street
TOLONO — The village will try putting stop signs on a street that residents have been complaining about for months.
In November, about 30 Benham and Calhoun street residents signed a petition asking that something be done about dust from gravel and ground-up asphalt that was added to repair potholes resulting from the southeast drainage improvement project.
"People are really concerned about the dust," Trustee Jeff Holt said. "People are tracking it in their homes, and it's affecting their vehicles."
Holt said residents aren't satisfied with solutions that have been tried so far.
"They feel it's not adequate," he said. "I don't think it's right they should have to tolerate that."
Holt suggested that the street be paved with concrete, conceding, "Yes, it's expensive."
Trustee Tom Reese questioned how the dust is being generated.
"I've driven over it, and it's rough, but I can't create any dust," he said.
Residents have complained that drivers speed on Benham Street, so the idea of adding stop signs was discussed as a way of slowing down the traffic.