South suburbanites, watch out -- the big trucks and orange cones are coming to Harlem Avenue.
Starting Sept. 2, The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that, weather permitting, it will start a patching and resurfacing project on Harlem Ave./IL Rt. 43 from Southwest Highway/IL Rt. 7 to 159th St./U.S. Rt. 6 in Palos Heights, Orland Park, Tinley Park and Worth.
According to IDOT, the project will be carried out in two phases this fall and next spring and early summer.
This fall, the work will consist of pavement patching, removing and replacing sections of deteriorated curb and gutter and work on box culverts. Work will continue through Oct. 31, and will require daily lane closures at various times in both directions.
IDOT advises motorists to take alternate routes to avoid delays.