Clarendon Hills gets new traffic sign
Clarendon Hills police officer James Shaw holds the department's new Traffic Solutions message board. | Chuck Fieldman—Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 30, 2012 6:15AM
CLARENDON HILLS — A new message board sign for the Clarendon Hills Police Department, purchased with help from a local group, expands on how the equipment can be used.
The Traffic Solutions message board is able to display the speed of traveling vehicles, as the old sign did, and more.
“The board has the capability to monitor traffic speeds, record traffic data, and display programmable messages to passing traffic,” Police Chief Ted Jenkins said. “We can collect traffic data with it, and set it to send us messages if there’s a problem with traffic flow where it’s at. This board will make a difference in traffic safety in the village.”
Jenkins said the department’s budget would not have allowed for the $10,200 purchase of the new 2-by-6 foot sign. However, a significant donation from the people in charge of the Daisy Dash enabled the purchase.
Since 2007, the Daisy Dash has been a popular Father’s Day run in Clarendon Hills.
“They came to me and asked what we needed; they wanted to help out,” Jenkins said. “It’s very generous of the Daisy Dash to do this and help the community.”