Construction Updates

On Tuesday, June 26th, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Union Pacific Railroad crews will be performing maintenance tasks that will require flagging operations at the following locations:

  • · E 26th St, just West of East End Ave
  • · E Main St, just West of East End Ave
  • · E 16th St, Just West of East End Ave
  • · E 12th St, just West of McKinley Ave


While traffic may be directed to slow or stop for short intervals of time, the roadways will remain open throughout the course of the work.

Please direct questions and concerns to the office of the City Engineer at 708-755-3118.

As part of the maintenance to the City's water distribution system, the City of Chicago Heights W

St. James Demolition

Please see the map below regarding lane and sidewalk closure during the demolition of St. James Hospital. The affected traffic lanes and sidewalks are indicated in red. 

Start date: Monday, May 20, 2019

End date: Friday, August 16, 2019

Impacted Roads: The East northbound lane of Chicago Road from the North side of the intersection with McEldowney Street to the US-30 intersection.

Impacted Sidewalks: The sidewalk on the East side of Chicago Road will be closed from 15th Street to US-30. 

Impacted Roads: The East northbound lane of Chicago Road from the North side of the intersection wit
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Chicago Heights Citywide Stormwater Study: Westside Neighborhood Drainage Improvements

The City’s engineers are in the field completing the final specifications for the Westside Neighborhood Drainage Improvement project. The engineering team will be in all of the project areas conducting land surveys, gathering data and providing the final design for the project including:

  • Topographic and wetland surveys
  • Televising sanitary and storm sewers within the project area
  • Plans for sanitary sewer lining
  • Determining  where new storm sewers and curb and gutter are needed
  • Study 5 potential sites for detention ponds that would reduce the effects of heavy rains on storm sewer systems.

The final specifications and design will include repairs and upgrades that will improve the performance of the storm sewer system and other improvements to alleviate flooding in the project area.

Please revisit this page for updates on the Westside Neighborhood Drainage Project.

Chicago Heights Citywide Stormwater Study Westside Neighborhood Drainabe improvements
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IDOT Improvement on US 30 at Thorn Creek Bridge Deck Overlay

IDOT will begin a bridge deck overlay on the existing bridge on Rt. 30 at Thorn Creek commencing April 2019 (please see the posted map of the project area).   The scope of the project includes repair and restoration of the bridge deck,  and required repairs and reconstruction of the bridge joints as well as placement of pavement markings.  IDOT anticipates that the project will take approximately six to eight weeks to complete.

The work will be performed in two stages and will require the following lane closures on Rt. 30:

                Stage I – the INSIDE eastbound and westbound lanes on Rt. 30 will be closed 

                Stage II – the OUTSIDE eastbound and westbound lanes on Rt. 30 will be closed

IDOT has indicated some night work may be required. The City of Chicago Heights Engineer will coordinate directly with IDOT’s contractor to provide advance notice to residents in the area.  Please revisit this project page for further updates.

IDOT improvement on US 30 at Thorn Creek Bridge Deck Overlay
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Pace 10 2018
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