During my almost daily travels around the Rollins Road Gateway project I came across a situation that has “major lawsuit” written all over it. We’ve all read about the head-on collisions that happen when someone is going the wrong way on the tollway or on Route 41 that generally result in death or injuries to innocent people.
Today, I came across that type of situation but in this case I don’t believe a judge or jury would ever find the defendant guilty. Why? Because the intersection that I came across is lacking the proper signage instructing drivers NOT to make a left turn. Doing so would put them on the westbound only Rollins Road, directly into two lanes of oncoming traffic. I am referring to the western entrance/exit to the Mallard Creek Shopping Center right next to Latino Cellular, Game Stop, Nails & Spa, and Rosati’s Pizza just to name a few. If a patron leaves any of those businesses and uses the exit onto Rollins Road, there is NO signage indicating that No Left Turns are allowed.
Would you find them guilty if they caused an accident? More than likely the attorneys would go after the Village of Round Lake Beach, Lake County, the general contractors, and the company responsible for installing all of the revised signage. Hopefully this dangerous situation will get resolved ASAP.
UPDATE ON SIGNAGE ~ October 6th
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