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Homewood begins ‘traffic diet’ experiment on 183rd Street

Lines of orange traffic control barrels were placed along a portion of 183rd Street in Homewood from just east of Riegel Road to east of Aberdeen Street to test the effects of reducing the street from four traffic lanes to two.

The village plans to monitor traffic patterns and congestion on 183rd Street during the two-week pilot project. Traffic on Ridge Road and 187th Street will also be monitored because they run parallel to 183rd and could pick up additional traffic as a result of the lane limits.

Barrels appear on a portion of 183rd . . .

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Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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