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Current Projects
Below is information on current projects occurring in the Village of Tinley Park.

Harmony Square
The Village hosted an open house Dec. 6 at Village Hall to unveil three potential renderings of the proposed Harmony Square development and to solicit feedback from attendees on their favorite designs. Those who were unable to attend the open house are encouraged to visit the Envision Harmony Square website to review the renderings and weigh in on what they’d like to see represented in the final design. The Harmony Square development will be a public space located in Downtown Tinley. The development is a key component of the Village's recently completed branding initiative that makes music the focus of Tinley Park. This downtown public space will be programmed at least 250 days of the year and will be a destination for residents and regional visitors alike. Check out the 10-minute Harmony Square Open House video for more information.

Oak Park Avenue Resurfacing
The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) granted the Village 70% funding for roadway improvements along Oak Park Avenue from 167th to 159th streets. The Village will pay the agreement costs and will be eligible for 70% reimbursement from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The preliminary design was approved on Dec. 22, 2016, and the target letting date is April 27, 2018. The project is expected to begin on July 2, 2018 or after the Independence Day holiday. The entire project, including engineering, is estimated to cost $2.4 million.

175th Street Project
The Village is looking to make roadway improvements to 175th Street from Oak Park to Ridgeland avenues, Ridgeland Avenue from 175th Street to Oak Forest Avenue, and Oak Forest Avenue from Ridgeland Avenue to 167th Street. The Village will front the cost of engineering, but the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways will reimburse those costs 100%. This project is in the engineering phase.

Parking Lot Rehabilitation/Repair
The Village of Tinley Park has hired D Construction, Inc. to perform various pavement repair and rehabilitation work on select municipal parking lots in town. Work began on the parking lot behind Ed and Joe’s Restaurant in the 17300 block of Oak Park Avenue on Nov. 13 and will last for about 10 days, weather permitting. Tenants can expect various inconveniences and delays associated with construction and traffic control. There will be only one entrance and exit to the lot depending on which half is being constructed. Construction will be split into two phases so that at least one half of the lot is open to parking at all times. Construction will consist of some concrete work, complete grinding of the lot, resurfacing of the lot and re-striping. Additional parking will be available across the street next to Subway, 17217 S. Oak Park Ave. Please call (708) 444-5500 with any questions.

Freedom Pond
The Village of Tinley Park is in the early stages of developing Freedom Pond, a naturalized detention basin to be located on eight acres of the Panduit property at the north-east corner of 175th Street and Ridgeland Avenue. Work will be performed by Dyer Construction and will begin early spring 2017. Click here for more information.

191st Street Project
The Village of Tinley Park is extending 191st Street from Prosperi Drive to Oak Park Avenue, completing the road’s connection from Harlem Avenue to Oak Park Avenue. D Construction of Coal City, Ill. is performing the work, which began in August with earth removal. Work is expected to be completed by July 2018. Click here for more information.

Pavement Management Program
Every year, the Pavement Management Program resurfaces and/or repairs miles of roadway in the Village. Click here for more information. 

Water Meter Replacement
The Village of Tinley Park has hired United Meters, Inc. to replace all Severn-Trent/Elster water meters in town with Sensus iPERL water meters. As of May 31, 2017, United Meters Inc. and the Tinley Park Public Works Department have installed 13,548 new water meters in residential homes in town, with 8,654 water meters left to install. Click here for more information.

MWRD Structure Rehabilitation Pipelining
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is performing structure rehabilitation and pipelining along 175th Street and Ridgeland Avenue in order to update the infrastructure and prevent further deterioration of the existing pipes and structures, which were installed in the 1960s. This is an MWRD project and will incur no cost to the Village of Tinley Park. Click here for more information. Note: This project is currently on hold.

Crack Sealing Program
The Village selected Denler, Inc. to perform a multi-year crack sealing program in Tinley Park. Work includes crack sealing of various Village streets and municipal parking lots. Click here for a project map.

State Campus (Tinley Park Mental Health Center property)
At approximately 280 acres, the State Campus property (formerly occupied by the Tinley Park Mental Health Center) is the single-largest development opportunity in Tinley Park. The Village has the opportunity to create a legacy project that can complement the entire Village. Visit this page often for updated information on this important project. Click here for more information.

LaGrange Road Widening Project
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is in the fourth and final stage of a multiyear road widening project along LaGrange Road from 131st to 179th streets that began in June 2013. Although Tinley Park's portion of the project has been completed, the following information is being made available for residents who use the portions of LaGrange Road that fall outside Village limits. All northbound and southbound lanes are open on LaGrange Road between 131st and 179th streets. Work will continue on traffic signals, ornamental railing and general clean-up. Click here for more information.

80th Avenue Improvement Project

An 80th Avenue roadway improvement study by the Will County Department of Highways is under way to gather information about the existing travel and safety conditions on the road between 183rd and 191st Streets. Proposed improvements include the widening of the road and bridge from two to four lanes as well as drainage and surface improvements.
For further information and to learn how to provide comments for the study, click here.

Water System Improvement Project
The water system infrastructure improvements that Oak Lawn and its engineering firm have been designing are estimated to cost about $216 million and are scheduled to be completed in 2021. The new system will have dual, redundant feeds; more modern and efficient pump stations; and significantly larger capacity. Click here for more information.

Tree Replacement Program
In response to the thousands of trees lost to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle, the Village hired Beary Landscaping, Inc. from Lockport, Ill. to implement a comprehensive tree planting program to provide more than 10,000 trees over the course of three years.

[Update May 15, 2017]: Last week Beary installed approximately 107 new trees, bringing the season total to 1,089 trees. Last week's plantings also included the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant project planting, and crews pruned and watered trees under warranty. The planting program had installed 8,989 trees prior to this season, bringing the overall total to 10,078 trees. New plantings are anticipated to continue through Friday, May 26, depending on weather. At the conclusion of new plantings for this season, Beary will be handling replacement plantings and straightening trees. Other maintenance items such as watering and pruning will be ongoing.

Click here for more information.

Turf Field at Tinley Park High School
Tinley Park High School will install a new turf field as part of a $50 million Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB) grant the U.S. Department of Education recently awarded to Bremen High School District 228. While this is not a Village project, construction may impact traffic near the high school.

Future Projects
Below is information on future projects that will occur in the Village of Tinley Park.

  • The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) has granted the Village 80% funding to help pay for resurfacing 84th Avenue from 159th to 171st streets. The Village applied for an Invest in Cook grant offered by the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways that will help offset a portion of the Village’s 20% contribution.