Speed Sign Yorkville

Yorkville Public Works Director Eric Dhuse holds a new speed sign encouraging drivers to slow down at the Cannonball Trl. curve (WSPYnews.com photo by Tyler Bachman)

At last week's Yorkville City Council meeting, Yorkville Public Works Director Eric Dhuse showed off a new speed sign for the curve at Cannonball Trl. which will be one of several that can be placed in each direction.

Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski and Dhuse spoke about the speed signs going up.

Dhuse says some of the signs will be mounted to existing poles while any additional can be placed on portable poles. In January, a committee of the city council took a look at a proposed $59K in interim safety improvements to the curve at Cannonball near Route 47 after several accidents occurred.

Ultimately, the proposal was noted as being too costly for a "band-aid fix" and aldermen chose to look into low cost alternatives to slow drivers down. Re-aligning the road to correct the curve would be costly, as several residences would require relocation and several property owners border the curve.

You can view a photo of the sign, above. 

In other news, aldermen unanimously approved an ordinance to limit parking time on stalls along W. Van Emmon off of Route 47.

Four on-street parking stalls will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes between the hours of 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Originally, two of the stalls in the same stretch were being considered for limitations during the weekday lunchtime rush of 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

The vote passed 6-0. Aldermen Joel Frieders and Jason Peterson were absent.