The Engineering Programs and Services (EPS) Department oversees the design, construction, and inspections of Village's engineering, transportation, grant applications, and infrastructure programs including water, stormwater, sewer, utilities, and telecommunication services.
EPS enhances health, safety, transportation and welfare in the Village by providing economical, responsive, and effective professional engineering services. The Department employs qualified and competent professionals, cultivates an innovative and collaborative work environment, and strives for continuous improvement.
Beginning Friday, October 1, 2021, asphalt paving operations will begin. Residential and commercial driveways will be completed along with preparation of the mainline roads (151st Street, West Avenue, Ravinia Avenue) will take place. The preparation work will continue into Saturday, October 2, 2021. Residents and motorists will experience delays as intermittent lane closures will be occurring throughout the project limits as work progresses.
On Monday, October 4, 2021 and Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the final layer of asphalt will be placed on all streets within the project limits. This work will require the closure of the roundabout at West Avenue and 151st Street while it is being paved. The remainder of the project will require lane closures throughout that will cause significant delays. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes for these two days to avoid the construction work and delays.
Thank you for your interest in the 151st Street Improvements. For additional information, visit the 151st Street Improvements page. Please continue to visit the website for construction updates found here.
Please drive carefully through the construction zone, refrain from cellphone use, and watch for workers and equipment.
The remaining tasks for this work are turning on new traffic signal at Ravinia Avenue and 151st Street, placing sod for the remaining areas on the project and final asphalt paving followed by roadway striping.
The site has been prepped for final sod installation. With higher temperatures than normal the final placement of sod has been delayed.
The turn on of the new traffic signal has been scheduled for September 23, 2021, at 9:00 am. The traffic signal will be tested at this time so traffic will be slowed and will be directed manually by the Orland Park Police Department. Once the testing of the traffic is completed the temporary signal will be removed.
The asphalt pavement surface layer is anticipated be placed the week of September 20, 2021, weather dependent. After the asphalt surface layer is placed striping will occur one to two weeks after.
All trees and bushes for the project will be planted in the Spring of 2022.
Beginning Tuesday, July 6th, 2021, the northeast section of 151st Street and Ravinia Avenue intersection will undergo reconstruction work that will require temporarily limiting the flow of traffic through the intersection. Traffic flow will be limited for approximately two weeks (weather permitting). During this time, motorists will be able to travel through the intersection and make right and left turns. However, there will only be a single lane in each direction conveying traffic, resulting in long delays. Commuters and travelers through this intersection are urged to seek alternative routes if possible to avoid these delays.
The Village passed out notices and discussed this matter with local residents, businesses, Police Department and Fire Department ahead of time. Message Boards were deployed on site. The project, Village, and Engineering Programs and Services websites were updated as well. Updates will be posted on websites.
Below are key points and a road map related to these temporary conditions:
The Village of Orland Park apologizes for any inconvenience this reconstruction work may cause, however this is a required step in the 151st Street Improvement project. The traffic flow will significantly improve after the work is complete.
Beginning April 26th, there will be one-way travel restrictions along 151st Street between West Avenue and El Cameno Real Drive and along West Ave between the Veterans Center and Franchesca Court. These restrictions are required to accommodate the staged roadway reconstruction work along West Avenue and for the new Roundabout at 151st Street. Traffic will only be able to travel West along 151st Street between West Avenue and El Cameno Real Drive, as well as only being able to travel South along West Avenue between the Veterans Center and Franchesca Court. There will be posted detour routes to accommodate these temporary restrictions for motorists. The temporary detours are expected to be in place between April 26, 2021 through mid-July 2021.
The orange arrows on the above map identify the one-way traffic flow during construction along 151st Street and West Avenue. The project limits for construction are represented by the yellow highlighted roadway segments.
The 151st Street detour route is shown in purple. For those who need to travel east along 151st Street around the constructed section of 151st Street and West Avenue intersection, the posted detour route will bring you to 153rd Street and then up Ravinia Avenue back to 151st Street.
The West Avenue the detour route is shown in light blue. For those who need to travel north around the constructed section of West Avenue, Highland Avenue and Huntington Avenue. will be the posted detour routes when traveling from 153rd Street (west of West Avenue) or for those who reside in the Orland Hills Gardens Subdivision. For traffic traveling north along West Avenue approaching the project limits, the posted detour route will be through El Cameno Real Drive and Avenida Del Norte Street located in the Cameno and Villa Real subdivisions.
The contractor is making great progress with the storm sewer installation along West Avenue and within the intersection of 151st Street and West Avenue that began in late March, 2021. The storm sewer work is expected to finish the week of April 19th, 2021. Please note that trucks may periodically travel through the residential areas (detour routes) to access the construction site. This will typically be a one-day occurrence for certain phases of construction. Temporary daytime lane closures will continue for the remainder of this work.
The Village of Orland Park Mayor and Trustees welcome you to the 143rd Street Improvements Project page. Village leadership is taking part in a multi-jurisdictional effort to improve the 143rd Street corridor to widen it to 5 lanes from I-355 on the west to Cicero Avenue on the east, a distance of 15.1 miles.
For additional information, please visit the 143rd Street Widening Project page.
The Village of Orland Park is nearing completion of a Phase I Engineering Study for the improvements at the intersection of, 143rd Street and John Humphrey Drive. The project will modernize the traffic signals at the intersection and provide dual left-turn lanes in the eastbound and westbound directions, as well as, new right-turn lanes for the northbound and southbound movements. The improvements will reduce travel delays and improve safety at this heavily traveled intersection. Pedestrian improvements including activated pedestrian signals and ADA sidewalk ramps will also be included. In addition, an existing dry land bridge that supports the southern portion of the eastern leg of the intersection will be expanded to reduce the occurrence of differential settlement of the pavement that has resulted in a recurring uneven riding surface over time. The project will improve mobility and community access to La Grange Road and the Orland Square Mall regional shopping center.
It is anticipated that Phase II Engineering Study will start in early 2021 after the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) accepts the Phase I report. The construction funding for this project is not available yet. The Village staff is working with IDOT, Southwest Conference of Mayors, and various grants to get funding for the improvements and bridge expansion.
A multi-use path is proposed to be installed from 159th Street to 163rd Place along the east side of 104th Avenue. The project is currently in the final engineering design phase with construction to occur starting in 2021 if grant funding can be obtained for construction.
A continuous multi-use path is proposed to be installed from Steeplechase Drive to 104th Avenue along the south side of 167th Street. The project has completed the preliminary engineering phase.
A public meeting about the project with adjacent property owners and the general public was held via Microsoft Teams on October 14, 2020. The meeting included a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the Phase 1 Study limits and process, the project’s purpose and need, proposed improvements, stakeholder involvement, and the anticipated project schedule. The virtual meeting was recorded and published on the Village’s website after the meeting.
Design Engineering (Phase II) contract was awarded and is anticipated will begin in mid-September 2020. Design Engineering received $200,000 (80%) in Local Surface Transportation funding for 2021.
The Wolf Road improvement project is located in Southwestern Cook County in the Village of Orland Park, Illinois. The proposed improvement runs for 3.2 miles beginning approximately 0.30 miles south of 167th Street and ending approximately 600ft. south of 143rd Street. The Wolf Road Project will tie into the adjacent proposed improvements along 143rd Street. The proposed reconstruction of Wolf Road will address the deteriorated condition of the roadway, drainage issues along the corridor and accommodate the future anticipated traffic demands.
The proposed improvements consist of full reconstruction and widening of the roadway to a five-lane urban roadway section consisting of two 12 ft. wide travel lanes in each direction with an exclusive 12 ft. wide striped median with left-turn lanes provided at cross streets. The urban roadway section will be constructed with curb and gutter and a parkway along with a proposed five-foot-wide concrete sidewalk along the east side of Wolf Road and a 10-foot wide asphalt bicycle/walking path along the west side beginning at 167th Street and extending to the northern termini of the improvement at 143rd Street. The proposed roadway improvements will match the recently reconstructed intersection of Wolf Road and 159th Street. The existing signalized intersections of Wolf Road at 151st Street, 153rd Street, and 167th Street will be modernized to handle the anticipated increased traffic demands and take pedestrian movements into account. The proposed drainage system consists of multiple sections of enclosed storm-sewer systems, crossing culverts, and roadside swales. The enclosed storm-sewer system will function for the conveyance of stormwater as well as for in-line detention in areas where the required detention cannot be achieved in the off-site detention basins due to the site constraints. Proposed drainage improvements also include the crossings of Marley Creek and Spring Creek. Proposed right-of-way and temporary construction easements will be required along the corridor to accommodate the proposed roadway widening and drainage improvements.
The related environmental concerns will be addressed as well. For example, there are natural wetlands along the corridor. Impacts to these sensitive areas will be minimized while maintaining a safe roadway design. Also, potential traffic noise increases adjacent to the local subdivisions will be considered. Future traffic noise will be predicted by utilizing the Federal Highway Administrations (FHWA) Traffic Noise Model; considerations for traffic noise abatement will be evaluated.
It is anticipated that Wolf Road will be stage constructed in order to maintain access along the corridor at all times. In the initial stage, the roadway will be temporarily widened as needed along the east side while maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction along the west side. In the second stage, traffic will be shifted to the east side while the western half of the roadway is constructed. Upon completion of the second stage of roadway construction, traffic will be shifted onto the new roadway section on the west while the eastern half of the roadway is reconstructed. It is anticipated that construction will occur over two construction seasons.
As part of the preliminary engineering study, an informational public meeting will be held this upcoming Winter to present the proposed improvements along the corridor and solicit input and comments from the public. The Phase I Engineering Study is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2021, and the Phase II final design engineering to commence shortly thereafter with construction tentatively scheduled for 2023. The funding Phase II Study and construction of this project is not available yet. At this time, it is anticipated that construction will be a combination of federal and state funding along with a portion of the funding from the Village of Orland Park.
The Village has hired a consultant to design a plan to address the erosion issues along Tinley Creek from 151st Street to 159th Street. The Village will reach out to property owners to discuss details on the improvements as the plans near completion.
The field surveys for all of the impacted properties along the Tinley Creek Streambank Stabilization project will begin in late November 2021. The Village’s engineering consultant, V3 Companies, will be collecting field data over the next four to eight weeks. Please contact the Village’s Engineering Department at 708.403.5003 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village has released a RFP to seek professional services by a consultant and contractor using a design/build process to provide a parking lot and trail with a viewing area for the Doctor Marsh wetland, which is located south of 151st Street and west of Wolf Road. The project is anticipated to be completed in the Spring of 2023.
The Village has selected a consultant to perform Preliminary Engineering (Phase I) for a multi-use path through the Commonwealth Edison easement between La Grange Road to Will-Cook Road and connect into the existing path in Homer Glen (map below). The path would travel around McGinnis Slough. Phase I engineering is anticipated to be completed in the fall/winter of 2022. A public meeting will be held with adjacent property owners and the general public on the preliminary design once it is completed.