The Village of Orland Park has announced temporary lane closures on 143rd Street at Harlem Avenue beginning October 21.
The village’s 2013 Road Improvement Project includes a concrete inlay, also known as “white topping,” on 143rd Street. While this process has been used in other areas for several years, this will be the first time the process is being used in Orland Park.
The concrete will replace the current asphalt layer on the road after it is ground out. White topping can restore the ride quality of hot mixed asphalt surfaced pavements and alleviate pavement distresses.
The process can be particularly useful at high traffic intersections. Orland Park is using the process to address severe pavement rutting issues near the 143rd Street and Harlem Avenue intersection.
The project extends from Harlem Avenue west approximately 600 linear feet on the south (eastbound) lanes.
Beginning October 21, the eastbound lanes of 143rd Street will be closed with traffic detoured at 82nd Avenue to 151st Street. The north (westbound) lanes will remain open. The project is expected to be completed by Friday, November 8.
Signage will be in place on Friday, October 18, directing motorists to the detour route on 151st Street with intersection traffic signals at 143rd Street and Harlem being adjusted. Barricades will close the roadway early Monday morning.