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posted: 1/30/2010 12:01 AM

Lauzen makes roadways safer

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As the mother of a beautiful, vibrant and very active 23-year-old daughter who could have easily become a fatality statistic on our roads this past summer, I appreciate that Sen. Chris Lauzen is actively pursuing ways to keep our roadways as safe as possible. I experienced a phone call at work that no parent ever wants to get. It went something like this: "This is the ER. Your daughter was in a car accident and we need you to come."

Several years ago, Sen. Chris Lauzen was instrumental in securing the state approval and funding for the traffic light at Route 38 and County Line Road in Maple Park. Prior to installation of the traffic light, it was a two-way stop where drivers had to cross or turn onto Route 38 where the speed limit is 55 mph. This was an extremely dangerous intersection especially as children traveled to and from the Kaneland school campus.

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Within the past year, Sen. Lauzen again helped with the safety of the community with the four-way flashing stop sign at the corner of Route 38 and Meredith Road. Unfortunately, fatal accidents had occurred at this corner. Because of Sen. Lauzen's persistence, the intersection is safer for all drivers, especially the teenage drivers and school buses traveling to and from the Kaneland schools on Meredith Road.

Improved safety on roadways is merely one example of how Sen. Chris Lauzen has continued to earn my vote.

Mary Gorecki

Maple Park

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