Tinley Park's vision of a roundabout at 183rd and Oak Park Avenue is closer to realization, and construction could start in spring of 2016.
Village staff are seeking to enter phase II—which includes design plans and right-of-way acquisition, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Village staff in June will ask trustees to approve an agreement with Illinois Department of Transportation for funding and services.
The cost of right-of-way acquisition is estimated at $480,000: federal contribution of $384,000 and local funds $96,000. The second phase is expected to last until 2015, at which point the village will seek bids for the project.
Officials say the roundabout will help cut back on traffic problems, which sees traffic converge from First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park Convention Center, and I-80. The roundabout funnels drivers around a center island, only allowing righthand turns.
Construction could start in spring or summer of 2016.
>>via The Chicago Tribune