Can closing a turn lane improve safety? Vernon Hills, IL aims to find out

Widening roads is a common way to move more traffic, but at one intersection in Vernon Hills, a lane will be taken out of service with the hope of improving safety.

Starting Monday, delineator posts will be installed every 20 feet to effectively close the right turn lane on westbound Gregg’s Parkway onto North Huntington Drive. Right turns still will be allowed from a combined through/turn lane.