Gurnee, IL - At its board meeting on September 23rd, the Village of Gurnee adopted a new ordinance that addresses traffic safety concerns in the vicinity of the Warren Township High School O’Plaine Campus. The new ordinance addresses the unsafe practice of vehicles stopping in the roadway to load or unload passengers.
The newly adopted ordinance states the following:
“It shall be unlawful for the driver of a vehicle to stop, park, load, or unload persons or materials from a vehicle upon any of the streets or portions of streets within the Village as described below:
- O’Plaine Road, both sides, from Route 132 (Grand Avenue) to Brookhaven Road.
- North Avenue, both sides, from West Street to O’Plaine Road.
- West Street, both sides, from North Avenue to Blackstone Avenue.
- Blackstone Avenue, both sides, from West Street to O’Plaine Road.
The police department will begin an initial enforcement period on Monday, September 30th designed to bring awareness to the new ordinance.
Prior to the start of the school year, Gurnee Police personnel collaborated with Warren Township High School officials to review the traffic pattern within the high school parking lot during pick-up and drop-off times. By implementing recommended changes, traffic congestion within the parking lot has been reduced making for quicker in and out times. The police department also made a traffic safety brochure available during school registration outlining the goals and objectives to improve traffic safety around the school.
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Cmdr. William Meyer
Email: BillJM@police.gurnee.il.us