Tolono OKs stop signs for subdivision

Tolono OKs stop signs for subdivision

TOLONO — An area on the north side of the village will be getting three new stop signs after neighborhood residents expressed safety concerns.

Kinderwood subdivision residents Marsha Hilligoss and Mike Birtcher this week told the village board that a lack of stop signs on North Bourne Street is dangerous. They said teenagers often use a jog in the road where North Vorcey Street turns into Leda Street and then turn onto North Bourne as a shortcut to and from the high school. Birtcher said the students seem to race each other to the railroad tracks just west of Vorcey.

"We have a lot of young kids in our neighborhood," Hilligoss said.

"Something needs to be done," Birtcher said.

Village President Jeff Holt said he has seen the speeders on North Vorcey Street.

"That's become a raceway," he said.

The board decided to put stop signs for both northbound and southbound traffic on Bourne at its intersection with Leda and for eastbound traffic on Leda at its intersection with Bourne.

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