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Algonquin, Randall Among Area's Most Dangerous Intersections

The Chicago Sun-Times compiled a list of the intersections in Chicago and its suburbs that saw the most vehicle crashes in 2010.

The intersection of Algonquin and Randall roads is among the 20 worst in the Chicago area, according to a Chicago Sun-Times article. 

The intersection saw 42 vehicle crashes in 2010, placing it toward the bottom of the Sun-Times list.  The intersection of Stony Island Avenue at South Chicago Avenue in Chicago had 63 accidents. 

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Other intersections that made the list include: Rand Road at Dundee Road in Palatine with 42 crashes; La Grange Road at I-80 westbound ramp in Will County with 56 crashes; and Cicero Avenue at 127th Street in Alsip with 53 crashes. 

The busy and often congested intersection of Randall Road and Algonquin has been on the radar for area transportation officials for some time. The county is proposing widening Randall Road and putting in a continous-flow intersection. 

Candice May 02, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Interesting that this intersection is one of the most dangerous intersections in IL, yet its one of the only ones that doesn't have a left on arrow only at all 4 lights. I find it funny that they put a left on arrow only in at Hilltop and Algonquin, where visibility is much better than at the Randall/Algonquin intersection. Almost every light up and down Randall and Algonquin has a left on arrow only, but not a major intersection such as this. After so many deadly accidents at Randall and 72, they finally added a left on arrow only and it is no longer one of the most dangerous intersections. Why does it take them so long to figure this out???
David May 02, 2012 at 11:52 PM
I agree Candice. Lengthen the left turning lanes and add the left on arrow only at all four lights. And maybe lengthen the right turn only lanes AND BUILD ONE ON SOUTHBOUND RANDALL AT ALGONQUIN RD! Problem solved. The continuous flow intersection is not needed.
Nick May 03, 2012 at 07:23 AM
I agree David. All you need to do is put a $59,000,000.00 million dollar price tag on this improvement and the county and the state may do a $400,000.00 hundred thousand dollar study on your Idea.

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