IDOT Contractor To Begin Preliminary Work on LaGrange Road

IDOT Contractor To Begin Preliminary Work on LaGrange Road
Posted on 04/29/2013

Beginning May 1, 2013, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) contractor, D Construction, will begin tree removal, median removal, temporary pavement construction and drainage improvements along LaGrange Road.

Both night time and day time work operations are expected with intermittent lane closures northbound and southbound along the median. Lane closures are not permitted between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Travel lanes will be shifted in the area just south of 153rd Street to accommodate the large drainage structure work in this area.

Work will begin south of 153rd Street and progress north. This includes saw cutting along the median with median removal starting the week of May 6th. There will be no access to the median permitted until the temporary pavement is constructed. Material and equipment deliveries can be expected during the day in preparation for night time work.

Utility relocation work will continue throughout the corridor as well. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of July in advance of the LaGrange Road Widening Project.

Questions may be directed to or motorists may call 708-403-3578. Updates, as they become available, will be posted on IDOT’s website as well as the Village of Orland Park’s site at

LaGrange Road (US Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills and along the western edge of Tinley Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

Preliminary utility work has begun for IDOT’s widening and reconstruction of LaGrange Road from 131st Street to 179th Street. The main widening and reconstruction is scheduled to begin mid to late summer.