INQUIRING MINDS – ROAD IMPROVEMENT
INQUIRING MINDS – ROAD IMPROVEMENT
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?
Single family residential subdivision-
just south and west of 108th Avenue and 153rd Street.
Last rehabilitated in 1995 when final subdivision
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.
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
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
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 visitwww.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
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.
LaGrange Road to Wolf Road.
Thirty-three storm sewer structure repairs and associated
curb and pavement patching.
INDEPENDENT NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECTS:
, 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,
– 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:
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.
Village-wide pavement restriping of
faded or worn striping.
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