Why does the red light for Front Street and Main Street stay on so long when no traffic is crossing the railroad tracks?

The traffic signals for Main Street and West Street as they intersect the railroad tracks were modified several years ago due to a re-evaluation of all traffic signals state-wide that interconnect with railroad crossing gate signals resulting from the school bus / train accident in Fox River Grove. The traffic signals in downtown Wheaton now have an additional phase to prevent traffic from stopping on the tracks and being trapped by the railroad gates. This additional phase stops Front Street and Main Street (Front Street and West Street) and allows Liberty Drive traffic to go over the tracks without any other traffic interference. This is a safety feature imposed by the state and can not be altered by the City. Contact us at 630-260-2065 for more information.

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1. How does an all-way stop sign get placed at an intersection?
2. Can a stop sign be placed to slow speeding traffic?
3. How does the City deal with speeding on residential streets?
4. Can the City do something about the number of cars going down my street?
5. Why does the red light for Front Street and Main Street stay on so long when no traffic is crossing the railroad tracks?
6. Does the City have a plan for which streets get repaved?
7. My street does not have curbs, storm sewers, or street lighting. Will the City install those improvements?
8. Sometimes my basement floor drain backs up during a rain storm. Is this normal?
9. What can I do to prevent flooding in my home?