Thursday, May 2, 2013
Both road projects will involve lane closures while work is being done. Find out how the construction will affect you.
The unpredictability of construction season rears its head for the first time this year A construction project along 171st Street, near 80th Avenue, begins this week, while work throughout a stretch of LaGrange Road has been postponed to the beginning of next week. Lane closures and traffic delays are expected in both cases. The work involving 171st Street will finish a project from last year that replaced a deteriorating sanitary force main under the road from 80th to Ozark Avenues, according to a press release. First, the village will fill the abandoned main, which will close the northern westbound lane of 171st. Work should be finished some time next week, the release stated. The project then will involve focus on the driveway curb for …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Median replacement and other construction by the Illinois Department of Transportation will run through the end of July. Find out what times throughout the day to expect delays, and check out the map to see what stretch of LaGrange is affected.
Start planning your alternative routes now. Beginning Wednesday, May 1, median replacement construction will begin on LaGrange Road, running through Tinley Park, Orland Park, Orland Hills and Palos Park—and that means lane closures. READ: UGN Keeps HQ in Tinley Park Thanks to $70K Incentive From 131st to 179th streets, lanes will close during two daily shifts: However, two lanes will be open in either direction at all times, according to a press release from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The construction being done is part of an advance contract that includes median removal, creation of temporary pavement and storm sewer work, the IDOT release stated. Crews also will be installing a box culvert across LaGrange Road, north of …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Orland Park will close part of 183rd Street until Wednesday so crews can make repairs to the roadway.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Enbridge Pipeline Co. has repaired the pipeline crossing on 183rd Street just northeast of the Orland Parkway intersection in Orland Park. Now the company is preparing to repair 183rd Street. In order to facilitate the road repair, 183rd Street needs to be closed to all traffic for the concrete pavement to cure. Beginning today, weather permitting, 183rd Street will be closed between Orland Parkway and John Charles Drive. The road closure is tentatively scheduled to last until Wednesday, Sept. 12. Motorists may detour around the closure by using 179th Street, Wolf Road, and Orland Parkway. Motorists should allow extra travel time for trips through this area. Please obey the speed limit, observe closure signs and remain alert for …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Workers are expected to soon start the replacement process of a half-mile long sanitary main that runs beneath 171st Street and 80th Avenue. Find out how it will affect your day-to-day life and driving in Tinley Park.
Work will soon begin on a deteriorating sanitary main that runs beneath 171st Street in Tinley Park. And although detours won't be necessary on major thoroughfares during the several month-long process, drivers should expect lane closures, said Village of Tinley Park Interim Water Superintendent Joe Wywrot. Bikers should also be mindful, as access to a nearby bicycle trail will be affected. Work on the project, which is costing the village about $1.5 million, is expected to begin Aug. 13. Sign up to receive a free, daily e-newsletter from Tinley Park Patch. "The existing pipe is deteriorated; we've had a few breaks on that line," Wywrot said. "The thing is is that waste water is pretty corrosive to iron, to steel. Its time has come. We're…
Friday, April 13, 2012
Phase two of construction at the 80th Avenue Metra Train Station is officially underway. Certain parking areas and entrances will be off limits to commuters, village officials said.
Commuters at the new 80th Avenue train station should note upcoming construction adjustments that could affect their daily routines. With phase two construction of the pedestrian underpass underway, the circular "kiss 'n ride" drop-off on the north side of the tracks and the pedestrian crossing closest to that area will be closed beginning Monday, April 16. Because pedestrians will be unable to access that crossing, they will be directed to two crossings on the east end of the north platform, according to a news release from the village of Tinley Park. Effective Thursday, April 12, the parking payment stations on the north side will be located at the entrance to the pedestrian walkway off the parking lot. The underpass is scheduled to be …
Monday, February 6, 2012
There's an end in sight for the first phase of construction at Tinley Park's 80th Avenue Metra station.
- Bob Bong
Monday, February 6, 2012
There's a light at the end of the tunnel for commuters anxiously awaiting the completion of the new and improved 80th Avenue Metra station. Tinley Park announced last week that it will open the new site Thursday, March 22. The opening will mark the end of the project’s first phase. The second phase will be the construction of a pedestrian underpass, which is expected to be completed by late summer and impact parking availability in both the north and south lots. In the meantime, the village is still seeking proposals from vendors interested in operating the new station’s Internet café. Those interested in becoming the cafe vendor can register to download the village's Request for Proposals off the village's website. A copy is also …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Between the Metra overpass and 144th Place heading southbound.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Although most Tinley Park residents may not venture out to the Orland Park stretch of LaGrange Road too often, we know that you sometimes do. So it's important to note that the Village of Orland Park is advising that construction crews will require a lane closure on Monday, Oct. 3, in order to implement the southbound LaGrange Road traffic pattern switch. A closure will be in place on the west side of LaGrange Road, in the southbound right lane from the Metra overpass crossing north of 141st Street to 144th Place. This closure will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The traffic pattern switch on Monday will move southbound traffic to the new concrete pavement on the west side of LaGrange Rd. Northbound and southbound drivers will be …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
At Monday's board of education meeting, MVCC trustees were told that the college's expansion and improvement projects are coming to an end.
As part of her goal to visit every community college campus in the state, Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is scheduled to tour Moraine Valley Community College and meet with students and staff on Sept. 21. The visit to Moraine Valley is part of a larger effort by the governor's office to hear the academic, enrollment and financial concerns of each of the state’s 48 community colleges and help spotlight the role they play in increasing the state’s college completion rate. According to her website, Simon wants 60 percent of working-age adults to hold meaningful college degrees or certificates by 2025, up from about 40 percent today. Delores Brooks, director of marketing and creative services at Moraine Valley, told the college's board of …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Citing safety issues, members accepted a bid that would create a canopy over the backstop on two of the junior high's baseball fields.
Members of Summit Hill School Board District 161 approved a bid Wednesday to improve fencing to Summit Hill Junior High School's baseball fields but delayed work on the fields' dugouts and electrical systems. The boad accepted a bid for about $27,000 from Do All Fence Co. that would create a new canopy over the backstop of the fields to protect people from foul balls. However, a bid of about $52,000 from another firm to make improvements on the dugouts was rejected. Board members agreed that addressing the safety of fans and players was paramount and that work on the dugouts could wait. "I'm very reluctant to spend $52,000 on dugouts at this time," said Board President Mary Kenny. Board member Denise Lenz echoed that sentiment, saying the…
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
During either the first or second week of February, 60 feet of the 80th Avenue Metra Station platform will go from 7 feet wide to 4.5.
Commuters who take the Metra out of the 80th Avenue station will have a tighter squeeze for a week in February. So Metra can install a metal retaining wall for the new station under construction, a 60-foot stretch of the inbound platform will be cut down to four-and-a-half feet instead of the current seven-foot width, Public Works Director Dale Schepers told the village board’s Public Works and Boundaries Committee meeting Tuesday night. The exact start time is up to Metra and the weather, but the width will be cut for about a week in early February, Schepers said. This means the already-crowded platform of the Metra system’s fourth-busiest station will be squeezed a little tighter in either the first or second week of February. To see the…