Mahomet, Illinois Report

Carl Phillips, P.E., Traffic Operations Engineer, DOT Mahomet, Illinois

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Reflectorized Section

January 1998–January 2000

Location: Illinois Route 47, 1 mile north of Mahomet
Length of Reflectorized Section: 0.41 miles
Reflectors Installed: January 6, 1998
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Level
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 1992: 3
1993: 2
1994: 3
1995: 6
1996: 4
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crashes After Installation: 1998: 0
1999: 1
Yearly Reductions: 1998: 100%
1999: 94%

Average Reduction: 97%

Remarks: Carl Phillips reports that at the location where the one collision occurred, he found that 10 reflectors on each side of the road were either missing, damaged, or the posts were twisted or bent.

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

IL DOT, District 5, SR 47 2 miles north of Mahomet