Roadwork on tap throughout Southland this week
By Steve Metsch email@example.com September 2, 2014 2:02PM
Updated: September 3, 2014 2:10AM
Motorists in the Southland can look expect some traffic delays starting this week, weather permitting, as the Illinois Department of Transportation begins work on pavement patching projects.
Repairs consist of intermittent pavement repairs at each location for several days at a time, according to an IDOT press release. Some roadways may be reduce to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers directing vehicles during daytime hours.
Here’s where repairs are planned in the Southland, according to the news release:
147th Street between Oak Park Avenue and Cicero Avenue in Oak Forest; Route 83 between Ridgeland Avenue and Southwest Highway; Harlem Avenue from 163rd Street to 183rd Street in Tinley Park; 111th Street, west and east of Archer Avenue; and Archer Avenue from Bell Road to Old Bell Road in Homer Glen.
Eastbound 127th Street, from Pulaski Road to Kedzie Avenue, will be repaired. So will 159th Street from 94th Avenue to Ridgeland Avenue; Southbound Cicero Avenue from Midlothian Turnpike to 147th Street; and Wolf Road between 153rd Street and 183rd Street.
In the southeast suburbs, Thornton Lansing Road from Schwab Street to Torrence Avenue, will repaired. So will U.S. 30 between Halsted and State streets; 142nd Street/Main Street/Dolton Avenue, from Indiana Avenue to Interstate 94; Cottage Grove Avenue from Illinois 83/Sibley Boulevard to 154th Street; and East 26th Street from East End Avenue to State Street
The tentative completion date for all of the locations is Oct. 6, according to IDOT. Iroquois Paving Corp., of Watseka, is the prime contractor on the $684,543 project. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at www.travelmidwest.com.