Portillo’s Drive Thru Exit in Arlington Heights

The new Portillo’s Restaurant at 806 West Dundee in Arlington Heights is a fantastic restaurant which appears to run with extreme efficiency and attention to detail. However, there is one detail that seems to have slipped by owners and village personnel. At the exit to the drive-thru there are pavement markings and an exit sign that points drivers to the right. The problem is there is also a NO RIGHT TURN sign that is placed under a STOP SIGN at the same driveway exit.

Conflicting directions can confuse drivers and cause accidents with cars or pedestrians. Also, conflicting instructions can encourage drivers to disregard signs when there is an obvious failure to properly direct drivers.