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Posted on: March 15, 2019

La Grange Road Resurfacing Project and Parking Lot Improvements

The Village would like to advise residents that IDOT plans to resurface La Grange Road from 31st Street to Joliet Road beginning April 1, 2019.  The project scope will consist of milling and resurfacing the existing pavement, intermittent sidewalk, curb and gutter replacement, and drainage structure repairs as required.  The contractor for the work is K-5 Contractors of Westmont, Illinois.

Construction is expected to occur throughout the summer with an anticipated completion date of September, 2019 depending on weather.  Generally the contractor will be working between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

In order to construct the project, La Grange Road will be limited to one lane in each direction during various periods of the project.  The significance of these lane restrictions is that we anticipate substantial traffic congestion along this roadway and surrounding area especially during the early morning and evening commutes.  We recommend that motorists select alternative routes to avoid the anticipated congestion along the roadway.

Parking on La Grange Road will be limited during some stages of the work.  Specifically no parking notices will be posted in advance for activities such as grinding and resurfacing that require access to the parking areas.  We anticipate that street parking will be available in the evenings along La Grange Road.

It is recommended that visitors and delivery companies be notified of the impending construction.  Throughout the project the La Grange Police Department will be monitoring local roadways for violators of local traffic laws such as truck traffic on local roadways.  Please drive cautiously through the work zone and be aware of equipment and workers, and as always the use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited.
 
The construction sequence for the La Grange Road project will generally be as follows:

  • Remove and replace select sidewalk, curb and gutter
  • Remove several inches of asphalt by grinding
  • Patch roadway where failures have occurred
  • Adjust manholes and catch basins
  • Resurface and stripe new roadway

Also, in partnership with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), the Village will be reconstructing several parking lots in the Central Business District with permeable pavers.  The parking lots included in the project are Parking Lot 8 (Madison and Harris Avenues) and the surface parking lot on Harris Avenue (adjacent to the parking structure.)  In addition to improving the driving surface, this project is an environmental initiative to reduce the discharge of storm water to the Village’s sewer system.  We anticipate that the parking lot improvements will occur during the summer. 

Both projects will be coordinated with the downtown signature events this summer to reduce impacts as much as possible.  We will provide periodic updates on construction operations, changes to traffic detours and progress through notifications similar to this one.  Also, construction notices of impending construction activities that may affect traffic, parking, utilities, or other issues will be provided in advance of those operations.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.  We will work with IDOT and the contractor to minimize the inconveniences associated with this project.  The end result will be an improved roadway and parking lots that will provide many years of service.  If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Public Works at (708) 579-2328.

For more information, construction updates will be available at:
www.villageoflagrange.com/construction.

 

2019 Construction Notice
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