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LaGrange Road Widening Updates
Further information can be found at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) website, or motorists may call 708-966-2337. Updates will be posted on IDOT’s website as well as this site as they become available.

Visit the LaGrange Road Project Website:

http://www.dot.state.il.us/US45lagrange/index.html


Week of April 7, 2014

179th to 159th
 
-Water main and storm sewer installation.
-Temporary traffic signal turn on (all intersections) – Anticipate permanent Stage 1 traffic shift to the west side of LaGrange 
 Road south of 167th the week of April 21st. 
-Removal of topsoil and earth excavation along the east side LaGrange Road.
-Removal of curb and gutter.
-Construction of retaining walls – South of 167th along the east side of LaGrange Road and south of 161st approximately at Rock Bottom restaurant.

The work zone speed limit in this segment is 45 mph.

159th to 143rd
-Tree Removal throughout the entire area.
-Water main installation.
-Installation of temporary street lighting south of 149th.
-Box culvert work south of 153rd starting April 9, 2014.  This work includes shifting traffic through the area. 
-Removal of topsoil and earth excavation between 144th and 151st along the west side of LaGrange Road.

The work zone speed limit in this segment is 35 mph.

143rd to Creek Road
-Temporary traffic signal installations and turn on.
-Storm sewer work north of 135th starting April 14th.
-Topsoil removal and earth excavation along the west side of LaGrange Road.
-Removal of curb and gutter and existing pavement.
-Temporary pavement construction.
-Construction of Retaining walls continues north of the viaduct. Additional retaining wall work south of the viaduct on the east side of LaGrange north of 141st is anticipated to start in the coming weeks.

The work zone speed limit in this segment is 35 mph.
 
IDOT expects work to be taking place on Saturdays throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Motorist can expect temporary daily lane closures through the corridor.
 


Week of March 31, 2014

IDOT Announces NB Lane Closures on LaGrange Rd Between 135 & 131


LaGrange Road Widening Project Update. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will permit lane closures northbound on US Route 45 between 135th and 131st Streets between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 31 through April 4. Motorists should anticipate these closures for the duration of the week.

Because IDOT is trying to minimize the impact to Carl Sandburg High School at 13300 South LaGrange Road with the 9 a.m. start time, the contractor will be permitted closures beyond the normal 2:30 p.m. Closures are not anticipated beyond 3:30 p.m.; however, if they are those affected will be contacted.

The contractor is installing temporary traffic signals at 135th Street, 131st Street and at Southmoor. Once the operation begins, it has to be completed for safety purposes. Southbound lane closures will also be in place as needed in the area.


Anticipated work through the month of April 2014:

179th to 159th
Water main and storm sewer installation
Temporary traffic signal turn on (all intersections)
Removal of topsoil and earth excavation
Removal of curb and gutter
Construction of retaining walls

159th to 143th
Tree Removal
Water main 
Box culvert work south of 153rd
Removal of topsoil

143rd to Creek Road
Temporary traffic signal turn on 
Storm sewer
Topsoil removal and earth excavation
Construction of retaining walls
Expect temporary daily lane closures throughout the corridor.
 


Week of March 11, 2014

The Village of Orland Park announced today that beginning Tuesday, March 11, the Illinois Department of Transportation will have daily lane closures north and south bound between the Metra Bridge and 135th Street from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as part of the widening of LaGrange Road/US Route 45. Work on retaining walls in the area will also take place.

The contractor will continue to install temporary traffic signal equipment at 167th, 171st and 179th Streets.  Utility work in the corridor remains ongoing. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Week of January 13, 2014

The Village of Orland Park announced today that work that is expected to take place the week of January 13 with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s widening of LaGrange Road/US Route 45.
Segment 1, from 179th Street to 159th Street and Segment 3, from 143rd Street to Creek Road, will have temporary street light installation. The installation of temporary street lights may require temporary lane closures.

General Notes:

  • Material deliveries are happening every day throughout the corridor, requiring temporary lane closures throughout the day except between 2:30pm-6:30pm. Lane closures may be on both sides of LaGrange Road.
  • Temporary staging site work at the southwest corner of 159th and LaGrange
  • The project corridor is from 179th Street to north of 131st Street. Construction operations will take place along the entire corridor, therefore lane closures are possible northbound and southbound throughout the project limits.
  • Temporary lane closures are permitted throughout the day except between the hours of 2:30pm and 6:30pm. There will be times when the contractor will be working both night and day. Saturday work is permitted with no lane closures between 11am and 2 pm.
  • As a reminder, irrigations systems are the responsibility of the business/property owner and are not part of the JULIE locating system. Irrigation systems located within the existing or proposed ROW or easements need to be identified and in some cases relocated by the business/property owner.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

November 25, 2013
As the busy holiday season approaches, LaGrange Road construction will continue in areas where the contractor can work off the roadway.

Weather permitting - lane closures in both the northbound and southbound directions will occur November 26 at 6 a.m. 

The contractor will be moving traffic to the temporary pavement between 135th and the Metra bridge.  This lane shift will remain in place until the spring.

The contractor will not be working on Thanksgiving Day or the following day; however, there may be utility crews working throughout the corridor during this time.

The Village of Orland Park recently completed two projects to help with traffic in the area. Access to LaGrange Road via 156th Street is now complete and open to traffic. A new traffic signal has been installed and is operational at 153rd Street and Ravinia, eliminating the all-way stop.


Weeks of November 25, 2013 - January 1, 2014
As the busy holiday season approaches, LaGrange Road construction will continue in areas where the contractor can work off the roadway.


Lane restrictions are not permitted from Thanksgiving Day through January 1, 2014; however, there may be intermittent lane shifts throughout the corridor. These lane shifts will enable the contractor to continue working on different items as weather permits and will also maintain two through lanes of traffic in each direction.

A lane shift will be constructed north of the Southwest Highway viaduct by Thanksgiving. Two through lanes in each direction will be maintained.

IDOT, the contractor and the utility companies are all aware of the lane restrictions through the holiday season and are making the necessary provisions to continue working without lane restrictions.

The contractor will not be working on Thanksgiving Day or the following day; however, there may be utility crews working throughout the corridor during this time.

The Village of Orland Park recently completed two projects to help with traffic in the area. Access to LaGrange Road via 156th Street is now complete and open to traffic. And, a new traffic signal has been installed and is operational at 153rd Street and Ravinia, eliminating the all way stop
.

Week of October 31, 2013


The Village of Orland Park has been notified that beginning tonight, October 31, at 11 p.m., ComEd will transfer power from its existing facilities to the recently installed underground facilities at 167th Street and LaGrange Road. Traffic signals at this intersection will be without power and will be under all-way stop control.


Work is expected to be completed by 7 a.m. on November 1. The Orland Park Police Department will monitor the intersection and will provide assistance with traffic control if necessary.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible, to avoid potential delays.



Week of October 21, 2013

The Village of Orland Park announced today that ComEd is expected to conduct work at 144th Place and LaGrange Road on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, beginning at 4 a.m. ComEd will be transferring power from its existing facilities to recently installed underground facilities located at 144th Place and LaGrange Road.


Traffic signals at this intersection will be without power and under all-way stop control. Orland Park Police will be monitoring the situation and providing traffic control assistance as necessary.

Motorists can expect delays during the day and are encouraged to use an alternate route if possible.

Weeks of October 7, 2013 and October 14, 2013

The Village of Orland Park announced today work that is expected to take place the week of October 7-
14 with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s widening of LaGrange Road/US Route 45.

Segment 1, from 179th Street to 159th Street, will see ComEd, Comcast and AT&T utility relocates.Temporary fencing and erosion control measures (silt fence, storm sewer inlet protection) will be added. Tree removal and material deliveries will continue and street lights will be removed along the west side. The excavation for storm sewer and retaining walls will begin as well as the installation of the storm
sewer along the west side of LaGrange Road. The installation of storm sewer crossings across LaGrange may require the highway to be down to one lane in either direction. The installation of the retaining walls along LaGrange Road is planned for this week as well.

Segment 2, from 159th Street to 143rd Street, will see utility relocates for ComEd, Nicor (158th north to 143rd), WOW (cable company), Comcast and A T & T just south of 153rd Street. Drainage structure work south of 153rd Street will require lane shifts and closures.

Work on Segment 3, from 143rd Street to Creek Road, will also include utility relocates for ComEd, Nicor, WOW at 131st Street, Comcast and A T & T from 131st Street north to Creek Road. Tree removal is slated for this week as well as the excavation for retaining walls. Temporary fencing will be erected along Carl Sandburg High School and street light removal will begin along the west side. Traffic control staging is also slated for this week.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on October 9, 2013, the contractor will have northbound LaGrange Road down to one lane throughout the night. On Thursday October 10, 2013, southbound LaGrange will be down to one lane of traffic excluding the hours between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The contractor will be repairing LaGrange Road in preparation for the temporary pavement and future traffic switch to the west side of LaGrange.

The contractor will also be installing storm sewer and sewer crossing across LaGrange Road requiring temporary lane closures in each direction.

General Notes:


-Material deliveries are happening everyday throughout the corridor, requiring temporary lane closures throughout the day except between 2:30pm-6:30pm. Lane closures may be on both sides of the LaGrange Road.

-Intermittent pavement patching throughout the corridor - Potentially day and night.

-Temporary staging site work at the southwest corner of 159th and LaGrange.

-The project corridor is from 179th Street to north of 131st Street. Construction operations will be taking place along the entire corridor, therefore lane closures are possible northbound and southbound throughout the project limits.

-Temporary lane closures are permitted throughout the day except between the hours of 2:30pm and 6:30pm. There will be times when the contractor will be working both night and day. Saturday work is permitted with no lane closures between 11am – 2 pm.

-As a reminder, irrigations systems are the responsibility of the business/property owner and are not part of the JULIE locating system. Irrigation systems located within the existing or proposed ROW or easements need to be identified and in some cases relocated by the business/property owner.

We appreciate your cooperation.


Weeks of September 30, 2013 and October 7, 2013
Work that is expected to be taking place:

Segment 1 - 179th to 159th

-Utility relocates
     ComEd
     Nicor - 158th north to 143rd
    Comcast
    ATT - 159th to 179th

-Temporary fencing and erosion control measures - silt fence, storm sewer inlet protection
-Tree removal
-Material deliveries
-Excavation for storm sewer and retaining walls

Segment 2 - 159th to 143rd


-Utility relocates

     ComEd
     Nicor - 158th north to 143rd
     WOW - 131st
     Comcast
    A
TT - just south of 153rd

Drainage structure work south of 153rd Street. This work will require lane shifts and lane closures.


Segment 3 - 143rd to Creek Road

-Utility relocates
     ComEd
     Nicor 
     WOW - 131st
     Comcast
     ATT - 131st north to Creek Road

-Tree Removal

Intermittent pavement patching throughout the corridor - Potentially day and night.


Temporary staging site work at the southwest corner of 159th and LaGrange.

The project corridor is from 179th Street to north of 131st Street. Construction operations will be taking place along the entire corridor, therefore lane closures are possible northbound and southbound throughout the project limits.

Temporary lane closures are permitted throughout the day except between the hours of 2:30pm and 6:30pm. There will be times when the contractor will be working both night and day.

As a reminder, irrigations systems are the responsibility of the business/property owner and are not part of the JULIE locating system. Irrigation systems located within the existing or proposed ROW or easements need to be identified and in some cases relocated by the business/property owner. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

September 24, 2013
The right turn lane located at 153rd Street leaving Orland Park Place will be closed overnight Tuesday, September 24, 2013, into Wednesday afternoon.

Nicor will be completing repairs to the area and will have the right turn lane open by noon on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

All other lanes will be open during repairs.

September 9, 2013 and September 16, 2013
Work that is expected to be taking place:
    •Utility relocates
         -ComEd:    Entire corridor.
         -Nicor:       158th north to 143rd.
         -WOW:      131st
         -Comcast:  Entire corridor
         -ATT:         159th to 179th, just south of 153rd, 131st north to Creek Road
    •Temporary fencing and erosion control measures - silt fence, storm sewer inlet protection
    •Tree removal
    •Material deliveries
    •Drainage structure work south of 153rd Street. This work may require lane shifts.
    •Intermittent pavement patching throughout the corridor - Potentially day and night.
    •Temporary staging site work at the southwest corner of 159th and LaGrange.

The project corridor is from 179th Street to north of 131st Street. Construction operations will be taking place along the entire corridor, therefore lane closures are possible northbound and southbound throughout the project limits.

Temporary lane closures are permitted throughout the day except between the hours of 2:30pm and 6:30pm. There will be times when the contractor will be working both night and day.

As a reminder, irrigations systems are the responsibility of the business/property owner and are not part of the JULIE locating system. Irrigation systems located within the existing or proposed ROW or easements need to be identified and in some cases relocated by the business/property owner. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Questions may be directed to http://www.dot.state.il.us/US45lagrange/index.html. Updates, as they become
available, will be posted on IDOT’s website as well as the Village of Orland Park’s site at www.orland-park.il.us.

LaGrange Road (US Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, along the western edge of Tinley Park and parts of Palos Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

August 26, 2013 and September 2, 2013
LaGrange Road main line work to begin August 26, 2013.

Work that is expected to be taking place:
    •Utility relocates
    •Temporary fencing and erosion control measures - silt fence, storm sewer inlet protection
    •Tree removal
    •Material deliveries
    •Drainage structure work south of 153rd Street. This work may require lane shifts.

The project corridor is from 179th Street to north of 131st Street. Construction operations will be taking place along the entire corridor, therefore lane closures are possible northbound and southbound throughout the project limits.

Temporary lane closures are permitted throughout the day except between the hours of 2:30pm and 6:30pm. There will be times when the contractor will be working both night and day.

As a reminder, irrigations systems are the responsibility of the business/property owner and are not part of the JULIE locating system. Irrigation systems located within the existing or proposed ROW or easements need to be identified and in some cases relocated by the business/property owner. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Questions may be directed to http://www.dot.state.il.us/US45lagrange/index.html. Updates, as they becomeavailable, will be posted on IDOT’s website as well as the Village of Orland Park’s site at www.orland-park.il.us.

LaGrange Road (US Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, along the western edge of Tinley Park and parts of Palos Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

August 22, 2013
Please click here to view the August 22, 2013 Illinois Department of Transportation update.

July 19, 2013
Road construction along LaGrange Road in Orland Park is now underway as preparation continues for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s widening project from 131st to 179th Streets.

Work anticipated in the next two weeks includes concrete paving operations work in the median between 131st to 179th, the start of tree removal in preparation for the mainline project staging and the completion of median storm sewer installation.

Motorists are reminded that a 35 mph work zone speed limit is in effect for the entire stretch of the project and that cell phone use is prohibited in construction zones.

Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of July in advance of the LaGrange Road Widening Project.

Further information can be found at http://www.dot.state.il.us/contact.html. Updates, as they become available, will be posted on IDOT’s website as well as the Village of Orland Park’s site at www.orland-park.il.us.

LaGrange Road (US Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, portions of the Village of Palos Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

The main widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.

July 12, 2013
Road construction along LaGrange Road in Orland Park is now underway as preparation continues for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s widening project from 131st to 179th Streets.

Work anticipated in the next two to three weeks includes the completion of storm sewers in the median between 159thand 131st Streets and completing base preparation for temporary pavement as well as the temporary pavement construction in the median between 159th and 131st Streets. Box Culvert work south of 153rd Street will include lane width deductions and shifts both during the day and evening hours. Various utility crossing construction will continue throughout the corridor and storm sewer work will begin south of 159th Street.

Lane closures are not permitted Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Motorist should expect delays at times when lane closures are permitted.

Motorist and pedestrians should use caution when driving, walking and biking along LaGrange Road. Construction equipment and workers are present throughout the 6.5 mile corridor.

Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of July in advance of the LaGrange Road Widening Project.

Further information can be found at
http://www.dot.state.il.us/contact.html. Updates, as they become available, will be posted on IDOT’s website as well as the Village of Orland Park’s site at www.orland-park.il.us.

LaGrange Road (US Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, portions of the Village of Palos Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

The main widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.


July 1, 2013
Road construction along LaGrange Road in Orland Park is now underway as preparation continues for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s widening project from 131st to 179th Streets.

Work on LaGrange Road will continue Monday July 1st and Tuesday July 2nd at night. This work includes storm sewer installation and temporary concrete pavement in the median areas. Nighttime work will be suspended after July 2nd and begin again the evening of July 8th.

Utility relocation work will continue during the day throughout the week of July 1st.

Further information can be found at http://www.dot.state.il.us/contact.html. Updates, as they become available, will be posted on IDOT’s website as well as the Village of Orland Park’s site at www.orland-park.il.us.

LaGrange Road (US Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, portions of the Village of Palos Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

The main widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.

June 7, 2013

Road construction along LaGrange Road in Orland Park is now underway as preparation continues for IDOT's widening project from 131st to 179th streets.

Daytime lane closures are anticipated the week of June 10, between 159th Street and 143rd Street. Material and equipment deliveries can be expected during the day in preparation for nighttime work operations. Please use caution when traveling on LaGrange Road.

Median removal continues along LaGrange Road from 159th Street to 179th Street.  Median access in this area will be restricted.  It is anticipated that drainage work within the median area will begin soon. Temporary pavement in the median will be constructed upon the completion of drainage work. Drivers should use caution when traveling LaGrange Road as new areas within the project limits may also be affected.

Both day and night work operations are expected with intermittent lane closures north and southbound along the median. Lane closures are not permitted between 2:30 and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Travel lanes will be shifted just south of 153rd Street to accommodate the large drainage structure work in the area.

Utility relocation work will continue throughout the corridor. This work will generally take place during daytime hours.

LaGrange Road (U.S. Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, portions of the Village of Palos Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

The main widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.

June 5, 2013
Road construction along LaGrange Road in Orland Park is now underway as preparation continues for IDOT's widening project from 131st to 179th streets.

Median removal continues along LaGrange Road from 159th Street to 179th Street. Median access in this area will be restricted. It is anticipated that drainage work within the median area will begin soon. Temporary pavement in the median will be constructed upon the completion of drainage work. Drivers should use caution when traveling LaGrange Road as new areas within the project limits may also be affected.

Both day and night work operations are expected with intermittent lane closures north and southbound along the median. Lane closures are not permitted between 2:30 and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Travel lanes will be shifted just south of 153rd Street to accommodate the large drainage structure work in the area.

Utility relocation work will continue throughout the corridor. This work will generally take place during daytime hours.

LaGrange Road (U.S. Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, portions of the Village of Palos Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

The main widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.

May 31, 2013
Road construction along LaGrange Road in Orland Park is now underway as preparation continues for the IDOT’s widening project from 131st to 179th streets.

Median removal continues along LaGrange Road from 143rd Street to 131st Street. Median access is restricted from 131st Street to 156th Street. It is anticipated that drainage work within the median area will begin soon. Temporary pavement in the median will be constructed upon the completion of drainage work. Drivers should use caution when traveling LaGrange Road as new areas within the project limits may also be affected.

Both day and night work operations are expected with intermittent lane closures north and southbound along the median. Lane closures are not permitted between 2:30 and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Travel lanes will be shifted just south of 153rd Street to accommodate the large drainage structure work in the area.

Utility relocation work will continue throughout the corridor. This work will generally take place during daytime hours.

LaGrange Road (U.S. Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, portions of the Village of Palos Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

The main widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.

May 23, 2013
Road construction along LaGrange Road in Orland Park is now underway as preparation continues for the IDOT’s widening project from 131st to 179th streets.

Motorists are cautioned that access across the existing median may be restricted at times and there will be no access to the median until the temporary pavement is constructed. Immediate areas affected by this restriction are between 143rd and 156th streets. Drivers should use caution when traveling LaGrange Road as new areas within the project limits may also be affected.

Both day and night work operations are expected with intermittent lane closures north and southbound along the median. Lane closures are not permitted between 2:30 and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Travel lanes will be shifted just south of 153rd Street to accommodate the large drainage structure work in the area.

Utility relocation work will continue throughout the corridor. Utility relocates are scheduled to be completed by the end of July in advance of the LaGrange Road Widening Project.

LaGrange Road (US Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

Preliminary utility work has begun for IDOT’s widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road from 131st Street to 179th Street. The main widening and reconstruction is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.

May 14, 2013
Village to Hold Informational Meeting Regarding LaGrange Road Project
The Village of Orland Park will host an informational meeting to share details about the IDOT’s LaGrange Road Widening Project. On Tuesday May 21, IDOT construction engineers and community relations staff will offer project updates at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

LaGrange Road (U.S. Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80. Preliminary utility work has begun for IDOT’s widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road from 131st Street to 179th Street. The main widening and reconstruction is scheduled to begin mid to late summer. The meeting will be held at the Village of Orland Park Civic Center, located at 14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462. The agenda for the informational meeting is as follows:

  • 5 – 5:15 p.m. Sign In
  • 5:15 – 5:30 p.m. IDOT Presentation
  • 5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Village Recap of Enhancements and Other Coordinated Projects
  • 5:45 p.m. Questions and Answers
  • 6:30 p.m. Adjourn

May 1, 2013
Note that the previously announced work scheduled to begin May 1 will now begin May 6. Beginning May 6, 2013, the IDOT contractor, D Construction, will begin tree removal, median removal, temporary pavement construction, and drainage improvements along LaGrange Road.

Both night time and day time work operations are expected with intermittent lane closures northbound and southbound along the median. Lane closures are not permitted between the hours of 2:30 and 6:00 p.m.,  Monday through Friday. Travel lanes will be shifted in the area just south of 153rd Street to accommodate the large drainage structure work in this area.

Work will begin south of 153rd Street and progress north. This includes saw cutting along the median with median removal starting the week of May 6th. There will be no access to the median permitted until the temporary pavement is constructed. Material and equipment deliveries can be expected during the day in preparation for night time work.

Utility relocation work will continue throughout the corridor as well.  This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of July in advance of the LaGrange Road Widening Project.

LaGrange Road (U.S. Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

Preliminary utility work has begun for IDOT’s widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road from 131st Street to 179th Street. The main widening and reconstruction is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.

April 29, 2013
Beginning May 1, 2013, the IDOT contractor, D Construction, will begin tree removal, median removal, temporary pavement construction, and drainage improvements along LaGrange Road.

Both night time and day time work operations are expected with intermittent lane closures northbound and southbound along the median.  Lane closures are not permitted between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Monday through Friday.  Travel lanes will be shifted in the area just south of 153rd Street to accommodate the large drainage structure work in this area.

Work will begin south of 153rd Street and progress north.  This includes saw cutting along the median with median removal starting the week of May 6th.  There will be no access to the median permitted until the temporary pavement is constructed.  Material and equipment deliveries can be expected during the day in preparation for night time work.

Utility relocation work will continue throughout the corridor as well.  This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of July in advance of the LaGrange Road Widening Project.

LaGrange Road (U.S. Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

Preliminary utility work has begun for IDOT’s widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road from 131st Street to 179th Street. The main widening and reconstruction is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.

April 24, 2013
Beginning May 1, 2013, the IDOT contractor, D Construction, will begin tree removal, median removal, temporary pavement construction, and drainage improvements along LaGrange Road in Orland Park.

Both night time and day time work operations are expected with intermittent lane closures; however, closures are not permitted between 2:30 and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Utility relocation, work will continue throughout the corridor as well. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of July in advance of the LaGrange Road widening and reconstruction project currently out for bid.

LaGrange Road (U.S. Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

Preliminary utility work has begun for IDOT’s widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road from 131st Street to 179th Street. The main widening and reconstruction is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.