Please be aware that starting in November, Department of Water Management crews will begin to install a new water main along West Grace from North Laramie to North Cicero. The old water main is over 100 years old and needs to be replaced.
With crews working in the street, there may be closures or traffic restrictions for safety reasons. However, residents will always be able to reach their homes or businesses. Outside of working hours, a travel lane will be left open for local traffic only.
“No Parking” signs will be posted as needed during work hours (generally 7 am to 4 pm). Parking outside those hours will be allowed, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday. Crews will try to preserve as much parking as possible.
My office and the Department of Water understand that construction always involves inconveniences and noise. Crews will do everything possible to maintain residents’ quality of life throughout this project and will conduct themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors in the course of their presence on the street.
If you would like to receive regular email updates about the project, you can register online for the WaterALERT program. Simply enter your name, email address, and the project identification number. The project identification number for this water main replacement is 1901036.
By signing up for WaterALERT emails, you will be notified as the project enters each new construction phase – from the mobilization of equipment onto the site, to the installation of new pipes, to the final restoration of the street.
The completion of the water main installation is anticipated to be completed in January 2019. Once the water main is installed, the street will be restored so that traffic is not impacted. However, the final restoration is weather dependent and may not occur until the spring of 2019 or until weather permits.
Should you have any questions or concerns, you can either as the construction foreman on the project site, email my office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the DWM Office of Public Affairs at 312-744-6635.
Thank you for your ongoing patience as these important infrastructure improvements are completed.