Turn Lane on NN into Red Brae Neighborhood

Turn Lane on NN into Red Brae Neighborhood

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Taylor Dunklau started this petition to Town of Mukwonago and

To Whom it May Concern: 

My name is Taylor Dunklau, and this past weekend my youngest brother was in a car accident on Highway NN in front of Red Brae neighborhood, in which he was forced to veer off the road to avoid hitting an individual executing a turn into the Red Brae neighborhood. Due to the absence of a sizable shoulder on this portion of NN and the depth of the ditch on the side of the road, his vehicle entered the ditch and rolled over. They had to remove him from the vehicle via the sunroof, but luckily, he was relatively unharmed.


However, this incident has sparked a proposal -- I would like to see a turn lane installed on Highway NN in front of Red Brae. With the new addition of the Agrihood, we can anticipate an increase in traffic down NN, and the major neighborhoods from Mukwonago High School and into Eagle have designated turn lanes to prevent this kind of incident from happening. Red Brae is lacking this safety feature, and now the size of the neighborhood and traffic to it will only increase upon the growth of the Agrihood. 


While my brother's accident is a relatively individualized experience, many individuals have agreed that they have had similar experiences in the same location that did not result in a car accident. The consensus is that the entrance is unsafe for drivers, especially given a speed limit of 50 miles per hour, at which speed a car typically needs 125 feet to successfully and safely stop. In addition to the 125 feet, it typically takes an average of 35 feet as a "thinking" distance, in which the driver processes the car ahead of them is slowing down.


With this information, I would like to propose a turn lane from Highway NN into Red Brae that provides, at minimum, the 155 feet necessary to safely execute a complete stop. The addition of this turn lane will improve the safety of Highway NN and hopefully prevent incidents like my brother's from occurring in the future. 

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