Safety Concerns Regarding The Illinois 13 And Poplar Street Intersection In Harrisburg

An intersection in Harrisburg, Illinois is receiving additional scrutiny due to the number of serious crashes, including “t-bone” accidents, that have recently occurred.  The intersection is at Illinois 13 and Poplar Street.

An excerpt from the March 5, 2014 article titled “Accidents at Harrisburg Intersection Raise Safety Concerns” :

Two cars collided Tuesday afternoon at Illinois 13 and Poplar Street putting three people in the hospital. It’s the 12th crash at the intersection since the new bypass opened in June 2012, and all twelve involved injuries.

Another article discussing safety concerns at the intersection is the March 8 article, titled “Harrisburg intersection to be reviewed.”  An excerpt:

Local officials and State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, have either written letters or talked with Illinois Department of Transportation officials about the intersection.

“We are being responsive,” IDOT District 9 Program Development Engineer Carrie Nelsen said from her Carbondale office. “We are in discussions … to conduct a roadside safety assessment of the intersection.”

Although various formal recommendations concerning changes at the intersection have yet to be made, some believe that some type of traffic control device, such as a stoplight, is needed.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the and articles mentioned above.


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