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147th Street Roundabout
UPDATES & ROAD CLOSURES

 

June 8, 2018

Week of June 3- June 9

- Dunteman to finish pre-stage earth excavation, sidewalk removal, and curb and gutter removal.  Will remove existing flag pole monument and install temporary sidewalk.

- Len Cox & Sons had pre-stage storm structures delivered on site Monday, will begin installing/adjusting structures Wednesday.

- Highway Safety Corp will be on site Tuesday to install pre-stage temporary pavement marking, barrels/barricades, and signage.

- Nicor should be making final connections Tuesday, then can pressure test, abandon the old main, backfill, and get off site by Wednesday.

- Comcast scheduled to finish their splicing on Tues/Wed.

Week of May 28-June 1

- Dunteman worked on removing existing curb and gutter and sidewalk at the north and south project limits, for pre-stage permanent sidewalk installation. Also began removing existing topsoil for temporary widening.

- AES Services worked on construction layout and staking for alignments, temp fence, erosion barrier, and proposed path.

- Seasons landscaping installed perimeter erosion barrier.

- Steve Piper & Sons removed trees and installed temporary fencing.

- Nicor finished new main and service boring, still need to make final connections.

- AT&T continued pulling new copper and fiber.




May 3, 2018

 

 


Utility construction is ongoing at and around the intersection of 147th and Ravinia. Road construction will begin in the next 2-3 weeks.  Drivers can expect delays related to construction in this area.


March 1, 2018
Beginning March 12, 2018  utility relocation work for the 147th & Ravinia roundabout will commence.

 

In preparation for the construction of a roundabout at 147th Street and Ravinia Avenue, the relocation of utilities within the construction area will begin on Monday, March 12, 2018. A majority of the work will occur in the parkway areas along Ravinia Avenue & 147th Street. Daily lane closures may be needed during construction and minor delays can be expected.


ORLAND PARK’S FIRST ROUNDABOUT

The Village of Orland Park’s first roundabout will soon be constructed at the intersection located at 147th and Ravinia Avenue, just east of Village Hall.

In addition to the enhanced functionality and safety, aesthetics will be taken into consideration with greenscapes and beautification of the new roundabout.



WHAT IS A ROUNDABOUT?

A roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel counterclockwise around a center island. There are no traffic signals or stop signs in a roundabout.

HOW IT WORKS

NAVIGATING A ROUNDABOUT


1) Observe all Rules of the Road.

2) Slow down.

3) Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists at the
crosswalk as you enter.

4) Yield to circulating traffic from the left before entering.

5) Enter the roundabout when there is a safe gap in traffic.

6) Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists at the crosswalk
as you exit at your desired street.

Motorists are required by law to move over when
an emergency vehicle approaches. In the case of
roundabouts, motorists must clear a roundabout if
they hear (or see) an emergency vehicle approaching.

Further Information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcK8sjzTlWI

www.lakecountyil.gov/478/Roundabouts



BENEFITS OF ROUNDABOUT


IMPROVED TRAFFIC FLOW

30-50% increase in traffic capacity.

ENVIRONMENT

Less idling for cars, less gas being burned into the atmosphere, better fuel economy.


COMMUNITY BENEFITS 
  • Provide landscaping and green space opportunities.
  • Crosswalks included for pedestrians and bicyclists.

SAFETY / TRAFFIC CALMING

- All vehicles travel in same direction. 

-Vehicles never cross paths, which reduces
number of serious crashes.

-Slower vehicle speeds give drivers more
decision making time.

-Roundabouts eliminate head-on and
high-speed right-angle collisions.

-No traffic lights to install and maintain.

-There are 75% fewer conflict points in roundabouts
than in traditional intersections (see diagram below). 


TIPS


-Look to your left before entering roundabout.

-Vehicles already in the roundabout have the right-of-way. 

-If there is no traffic in the roundabout, proceed slowly into the circle.

-Typical speed within a roundabout is 15-20 mph.