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posted: 5/24/2014 5:01 AM

Bunker Hill Drive nightmare continues

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As a former resident of Bunker Hill Drive in Algonquin, I think letter writer Harry Gibbons barely touched the surface of the nightmare.

This street has been horrible for years, and the residents tried forming a group to get our great elected officials to listen to us. The only promise was as soon as Algonquin Road was finished being widened, all our problems would be solved. Guess what? Never happened -- it got worse.

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In 2000, when most of the homes were being built, it never was designed to be a through street. It stopped at Woods Creek, as that was protected "wetland." Protected until the building came along and threw enough money to the village to put the street through to Randall Road. Then our great elected officials decided to open it west of Square Barn, all the way to Lakewood.

I know people who use Bunker Hill coming from Woodstock, Marengo, Huntley and most of all, Lake in the Hills. It was never designed to carry or hold that much daily traffic. It is not wide enough for cars to park along it and still safely drive, let alone bike or walk. You couldn't even step into the street to get your mail without the fear of getting hit.

Our great team of elected officials has ruined what was meant to be an elegant golf course community. I hope they are proud of themselves every time they "short cut" through Bunker Hill.

For those residents still dealing with this nightmare, my suggestion is some "class action" against anyone who had a hand in allowing it to open as a "highway." Why not open it all the way to Route 47, you're almost there.

I am so thankful I no longer have to deal with it.

Sharlott Labine

Carpentersville

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