Blackberry Creek to get crosswalks, signage to slow down motorists

By on September 23, 2011

Photo: Crosswalk striping is planned at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Blackberry Creek Drive in Elburn, to slow down motorists entering from busy Hughes Road. Photo by Sandy Kaczmarski

by Sandy Kaczmarski
ELBURN—Motorists traveling through Blackberry Creek in Elburn will need to pay more attention when passing through the subdivision as the village takes some cautionary measures to alert drivers of pedestrian and bike traffic.

The Village Board approved a request to add “Children Playing” signs in both directions on Liberty Drive at Stoffa Avenue where the bike path exits leading to a playground. Crosswalk stripings also will be added at the intersection, as well as on Blackberry Creek Drive just south of Independence Avenue.

“These are pedestrian crossings,” Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said. “We got a request from a resident who was concerned traffic may be traveling too fast.”

The new stripings on Blackberry and Independence are just north of the heavily used entrance off Hughes Road.

Nevenhoven said with a bike path exiting right at the intersection of Liberty and Stoffa, the signage and striping provides motorists with a “heads up” to pay more attention to kids in the area.