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This crash came on the heels of a fatal accident at the same intersection that occurred on Sept. 9 in which a Bartlett man died.
“They need to do something immediately,” said Danielle Hines, a resident that lives near the intersection.
Hines doesn’t allow her three young children to play in the corner of their yard closest to the intersection out of fears that a car will go through the fence and hit them. She said that in the Sept. 9 accident, a car almost hit her fence.
It’s not just her children she fears for. She said the intersection is often traveled by school buses from Harter Middle School, Kaneland High School and John Shields Elementary.
The Kane County Division of Transportation is looking at the issue. As of Sept. 21, it is finishing up an engineering study on the intersection, according to Kurt Nika, Kane County Division of Transportation's chief of traffic operations and permitting.
"It will be a four-way stop," Nika said. "We’re just going to start working on plans as of today. We have to get quotes in order to approve an expenditure of funds in that amount. There is a process we have to go through to make that happen."
The intersection will have an overhead red flashing beacon that shows all four ways of the intersection must stop, according to Nika. The beacon will be in addition to four stop signs and stop bars – the white painted lines on the road that signal a car must stop.
Nika said the county will also likely put in rumble strips in advance that "would convey the message to approaching motorists that there is a stop ahead."
Nika estimated the project would be completed in two to three months.