Traffic moving through the Village’s massive multi-year 143rd Street and LaGrange Road reconstruction and widening project have been fully returned to their proper lanes. Six new concrete through lanes, and four turn lanes were constructed on LaGrange Road, and four through lanes and six turn lanes were also constructed on 143rd Street between March and October. The project included brick paver crosswalks in key locations, including the first-ever brick paver crosswalk crossing a Federal/State roadway in the State, along with new sidewalks, landscaping and extensive ornate aesthetic enhancements – an amazing accomplishment.
The construction barricades, barrels and signs that have permeated the area since the project began in March, 2010, have been removed to provide an uncluttered and unobstructed roadway.
All lanes are now open for traffic, with the exception of lanes on LaGrange Road that will not placed in service as directed by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The outside lanes in both directions on LaGrange Road from 143rd Street north to the Metra overpass will remain closed for an extended period of time as work continues on adjoining IDOT projects.
The new traffic control signals and roadway lights have been installed. There are possible lane closures related to the adjoining IDOT work. As these occur, notices will continue to be provided electronically and via job site messaging. Check out http://www.orland-park.il.us/index.aspx?NID=1347 for current notices.
Thank you all for your patience and cooperation throughout the duration of this project. Please feel free to call with thoughts or recommendations for improving future projects.