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Tinley Park 183rd Street Extension

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Village of Tinley Park, IL

Robinson Engineering, Ltd. (REL) in conjunction with the Village of Tinley Park and Cook County Highway Department completed the two-mile reconstruction and extension of 183rd Street from US Route 45 (LaGrange Road) to 80th Avenue. This project includes a new Metra roadway at grade crossing, which allows 183rd Street to extend over 14 miles in the Chicago Southland region. The project provides the Village with a much-needed east-west corridor that extends to the limits of Tinley Park. Prior to this project the existing roadway west of the Metra tracks provided two 10-foot traffic lanes. The completed construction provides two eastbound and two westbound lanes of full-depth concrete pavement with a landscaped median and dedicated left turn lanes at each intersection. Improvements include an enclosed drainage system, fence along the residential section of 183rd Street, extensive landscaping, street lighting, sidewalk and a pedestrian railroad crossing. This project was a successful collaboration between the Village, Cook County, Illinois Department of Transportation, Metra, and the residential and commercial stakeholders.

Key Project Elements

  • Full depth concrete pavement on 183rd Street
  • Extension of street one-half mile west
  • Connection of roadways east and west of Metra Railroad with roadway and pedestrian crossing
  • Frontage Road for residential properties with direct access to 183rd Street
  • Enclosed drainage system
  • Landscaped medians and parkways
  • Street lighting and coach lights for sidewalks
  • Fencing at residential properties
  • Two lanes in each directions increasing capacity
  • Dedicated left turn lanes at all intersections increasing safety
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