Monday, May 9, 2011
LaGrange Road & 143rd Street construction isn't as bad as it could be
The village and the contractors are doing a decent job of keeping the construction inconveniences at 143rd and LaGrange Road down to a minimum. I thought it was going to be worse. For some reason, I thought the construction was going to involve the partial closing of the railroad overpass, which would be a nightmare.
But so far, that hasn't happened. Kudos to the village for managing this ugly potential construction nightmare.
Here's an update on what has been done and what will be done in the coming weeks:
CONSTRUCTION STATUS UPDATE
Issued May 9, 2011
Work Completed the Week of May 02, 2011:
The contractor continued their concrete crushing operation.
The contractor continued the removal of existing curb for Stage 1 Construction.
The contractor removed the existing asphalt pavement on 143rd Street and LaGrange Road.
The contractor completed removal of the concrete pavement along 143rd Street and began removal of the concrete pavement along LaGrange Road, both in Stage 1. Temporary driveways have been constructed to maintain business access across these removal areas.
Work Scheduled for the Week of May 9, 2011:
Utility Contractors will continue with site restoration.
The contractor will continue to remove concrete pavement and curb and gutter on LaGrange Road.
The contractor will continue excavation, grading and placing stone material for the new roadway along 143rd Street and LaGrange Rd.
The contractor will continue storm sewer removals and installation along Lagrange Road and 143rd Street.
The Stage 1 traffic control is currently in place for 143rd St. and for LaGrange Road. Please use caution when driving through the work zone.
Property owners will be notified prior to work which will impact their driveway access.
Daily single lane closures will be used on LaGrange Road and 143rd Street as needed, and will be noticed as they are scheduled via direct email advisories and Media outlet releases.
Substantial completion for the Orland Park portion of this massive multi-year project is November 11, 2011. Any comments, call Public Works at (708) 403-6350.