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No changes planned for Brown Deer and 51st, Dean Road and 60th intersections

Residents on 44th Street would like to see road closed

Feb. 28, 2007

The Traffic and Safety Committee will not recommend any changes to the intersections of West Brown Deer Road and North 51st Street or West Dean Road and North 60th Street, or to the conditions on North 44th Street.

Trustee Terry Boschert, who chairs the committee, said Police Department reviews of Brown Deer Road and 51st and 44th streets do not support making any changes.

Boschert told the Brown Deer Village Board on Feb. 19 that a Police Department report on the Brown Deer-51st Street intersection showed 97 accidents since 2001.

"Most were caused by failure to follow the rules of the road," Boschert said. "The intersection is laid out well, with turn lanes."

According to the report prepared by Sgt. Michael Carver, most citations issued in the accidents involved inattentive driving, failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn, and violation of the traffic light signal.

Trustee Jeff Baker said he believes more consistent signs might make a difference at some intersections.

"One thing that is not consistent is not all intersections have no U-turn signs," he said.

Baker said he watched a person make a U-turn in the intersection at Brown Deer and 51st.

"There happened to be a police officer right there and he just pulled out and stopped them," Baker said, noting that the offending driver was also talking on a cellular phone.

Village Manager Russell Van Gompel said signs on Brown Deer Road are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation since the road is a state highway.

"The law is you can't make a U-turn at a signalized intersection," Van Gompel said. "If the intersection is not signalized and not marked, you can make one."

Residents on North 44th Street have complained about speeding cars on their street several times over the last few years.

The Police Department between Dec. 19 and Dec. 30, did a survey using a speed trailer.

According to Lt. Peter Nimmer, who prepared the report, North 44th Street had an average speed of 25 mph, per the speed trailer. The speed limit is 25 mph. The trailer also showed one vehicle going 54 mph.

While residents would like the street closed on its north end, where it connects to Stratford Village Apartments, neither the Public Works nor Fire Department supports the request. Snow removal would be difficult for Public Works and access to the apartments, and therefore safety, would be decreased, according to the Fire Department.

Boschert said the improvements to the Dean-60th Street intersection as part of the 60th Street reconstruction done last summer appear to be working well, particularly since the installation of flexible stop signs in the intersection.

Mary Buckley can be reached at (262) 317-8648. Her e-mail address is mdbuckley45@earthlink.net.

By the numbers

Accidents at 51st Street and Brown Deer Road from 2001-06:

97

accidents

47

personal injury

1

fatality

84

citations issued as a result of the accidents

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