Construction at LaPorte and Wolf Roads Could Complete Next Week
A new right-turn lane on LaPorte Road is expected to help improve the flow of traffic.
Construction on a right-turn lane from eastbound LaPorte Road onto Wolf Road could wrap up in the next week or so, Mokena Village Engineer Paul Pearson said.
The project is being completed ahead of schedule and originally was expected to be finished by December, according to a news release from the village of Mokena.
Work began Oct. 11 on the new lane, which is intended to ease traffic for drivers turning southbound onto Wolf Road, Pearson said.
Crews also have been working on a new driveway at the post office at the LaPorte-Wolf intersection. Pearson said the new driveway will line up with the existing Walgreens driveway across the street. The new driveway is intended to "ease access to and from mail drop boxes," according to the village's release.
Pearson said the project will cost about $128,000, and be funded through the village's capital improvement fund.
Construction hit a snag when workers were forced to wait for the arrival of a part for the new intersection's stoplight. The stoplight is the final part of the project, and work on that will be completed under the pavement and should not impede traffic.