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SUMMER 2017

SUMMER 2017

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INQUIRING MINDS – ROAD IMPROVEMENT

INQUIRING MINDS – ROAD IMPROVEMENT

ROAD

IMPROVEMENT

PROGRAM

HOW ARE ROADS ASSESSED WITHIN THE VILLAGE?

The village works closely with engineering firm Applied

Research Associates (ARA) to monitor the pavement

condition of all village streets. This company provides

recommendations each year advising the village on

how to best use available funds to maintain the existing

roadway infrastructure. ARA uses an automated truck

scanning system to scan the roads and arrive at a rating of

the pavement condition, repair priority and recommended

method of repair. This inventory is updated annually.

The village also utilizes additional engineering consulting

services provided by Baxter & Woodman Company

(B&W). B&W performs construction services within the

designated project areas to ensure compliance with the

project plans and quality control.

WHICH ROADS WILL BE IMPROVED DURING 2017?

Ashburn Sound:

Single family residential subdivision-

just south and west of 108th Avenue and 153rd Street.

Last rehabilitated in 1995 when final subdivision

completion occurred.

160th Street:

Due east of 108th Avenue. This is

a commercial-professional subdivision with notable

occupants being Marquette Bank office complex,

Century Medical and the Arctic Ice Arena.

Whispering Hills:

Intersection of Mayher Drive

and Whispering Hill Drive in the Orland Woods

subdivision. This is a combination of multi-family

townhomes and single-family residences. Last

rehabilitated in 1995 and 1996 when final

subdivision completion occurred.

Catalina Industrial Park:

Commercial and light

industrial subdivision. North of 159th Street, east of

Harlem Avenue. Includes Wheeler Drive, 70th Court,

71st Court. Last rehabilitated in 1996 via Road

Improvement Program.

Orland Terrace:

Single family residential subdivision

generally bounded by Royal Foxhunt Road on the

west, Thistlewood Drive on the east, north of Wheeler

Drive to 151st Street. Wheeler and 151st Street

not included. Last rehabilitated in 1998 via Road

Improvement Program.

WHAT TYPE OF IMPROVEMENT WORK WILL BE DONE?

Public sidewalk replacement (new concrete) or raising

of settled sidewalks via slab-jacking.

Update of all public sidewalk crossings at road

intersections with new red ADA-compliant tactile

warning plates and new striped crosswalks.

Replacement and/or repair of roadway curb. Curb

that is trapping substantial water will be replaced in

On a continuous basis, roads within the Village of Orland park are assessed, repaired and improved. Residents should call

708/403-6350 or visit

www.orlandpark.org

to complete a pothole or road condition form.

its entirety with new full depth concrete. Curb that

has frequent breaks will be repaired in place with a

compressed air-applied shotcrete process.

Storm sewer under-drain placement in targeted

subsurface drainage problem areas

Removal of deteriorated pavement and replacement.

The vast majority of project areas in

2017 are targeted for complete asphalt replacement

with new. Some isolated roadways which remain

in serviceable condition will be patched and then

overlaid with a new layer of asphalt.

Pavement re-striping of all crosswalks, stop bars, lane

lines and arrow + ONLY symbols.

TWO ADDITIONAL AREAS IN THE 2017 ROAD

IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECT HAVE

UNIQUE FEATURES:

Eagle Ridge Park:

Eagle Ridge Drive, south of 179th

Street. Addition of a 10-space off-street parking lot in

the south parkway of Eagle Ridge Drive.

Orland Parkway:

LaGrange Road to Wolf Road.

Thirty-three storm sewer structure repairs and associated

curb and pavement patching.

INDEPENDENT NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECTS:

Fernway Subdivision

, 168th Street and 169th Street

– Complete reconstruction of roadway with new ribbon

curbing and re-establishment of roadside ditch grading.

– Work includes new driveway culvert piping and

engineered ditch elevations.

– A sample of the work can be seen from last year’s

Fernway project which comprised Robinhood Drive

from 167th Street to 171st Street, and 167th Place.

Wheeler Drive Bridge Deck Replacement:

– The bridge over Tinley Creek (between Teebrook

Drive and Camelia Lane) has a deteriorated deck

that requires replacement.

– Includes new parapet walls and modern,

pedestrian-safe railings

– Wheeler drive will be closed to through traffic for up

to eight weeks. Detour route is very straightforward-

Teebrook Drive and Hollywood Drive.

VILLAGE-WIDE ROADWAY REPAIRS:

Pavement Patching:

Patching of targeted roadway

pavement problem areas spread throughout the village.

Various roads need isolated hot-mix asphalt repair

to arrest failed pavement until the Road Improvement

Program program is scheduled for the entire subdivision.

Pavement Striping:

Village-wide pavement restriping of

faded or worn striping.

Crack Sealing:

Crack sealing will be performed on

recently re-paved asphalt roadways, to stay ahead

of the maintenance and extend their service lives.

Roadways which have not been resurfaced in many

years, which show extensive cracking, are beyond

crack sealing. These roads are reserved for future

wholesale rehabilitation of the pavement.

VILLAGE-OWNED PARKING LOTS

The village has 25 parking areas (some locations with

multiple lots) for commuter parking, public parks and

municipal building facilities.

The parking lots will be patched, seal coated and re-

striped depending on current conditions.

Advance notice shall be provided for high usage lots like

the commuter lots.

These lots will be repaired in stages and/or during off-

peak times to avoid parking disruption.

VILLAGE MULTI-USE/BICYCLE PATHS

All asphalt walking and cycling paths throughout the

village will be inspected for repairs

Crack sealing, patching and seal coating repair methods

will be selectively implemented on targeted paths

“While we strive to be aware of areas in

need of repair within the village, we urge

residents to call if they notice a road or

area that needs immediate attention.”

Trustee Michael Carroll, Public Works Committee Chair