IDOT LaGrange Road Work Underway

IDOT LaGrange Road Work Underway
Posted on 05/26/2013

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.

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 p.m. 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.

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.

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.