A portion of 171st Street will be closed as part of the widening of LaGrange Road, project the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Thursday.
171st Street between LaGrange Road (US 45) and 94th Avenue in Tinley Park, will close Friday, June 6.
The closure is necessary for the reconstruction of 171st Street intersection at LaGrange Road. 171st Street will reopen to traffic in late June. Drivers should follow the posted detour which utilizes 94th Avenue, 167th Street, and LaGrange Road. Motorists will still be able to access all businesses along 171st Street.
Motorists can expect delays during times when closures are in effect and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signing in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.