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Road Rave: Yorkhouse Road

My original “favorite road in Lake County” is Yorkhouse Road, specifically the stretch between Delaney Road and Green Bay Road. This stretch is rarely if ever congested, and the route is 2 miles of motoring delight. The pavement is smooth, the path includes a great S-curve, the speed limit is 55MPH and the road is bordered by the Waukegan Savanna, guaranteeing that the land should remain open for quite some time – or so I hope.

Proposals have been made for the Waukegan Park District to turn part of the Savanna into soccer fields. Older writings indicate that the Waukegan Regional Airport may have considered using part of the Savanna for expansion. Enjoy this open stretch of high-speed joy before development slows the speed limit to a family-friendly pace.

Street lamps are few along the portion that borders the Savanna, but due to the open surroundings the road never feels scary and dark. On clear nights, the stars seems as bright as street lights with a brilliance unseen anywhere in the city of Chicago. Yorkhouse Road makes me happy to be driving in the suburbs.

This would also be a good road to experience by bike, but note that there is not a bike path alongside Yorkhouse; a cyclist would have to take chances with the speedy vehicular traffic. This road would be better suited for daylight cycling than night cycling, again due to the speed of traffic , S-curve and dearth of street lamps.

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