Illinois highway named among nation’s most dangerous

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Illinois Highway 173, a road used by many West of the I commuters, has been identified in a nationwide survey of highways as among the most dangerous, the News-Sun is reporting.

The road had 30 fatal accidents during the period of the study, 1994-2008.

Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said of Highway 173:

“Without major reconstruction, it’s always going to have a danger factor. It’s one lane each way for the bulk of it. There isn’t much wiggle room.”


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