Keeler Water Main Replacement
Beginning early September, Department of Water Management (DWM) and NPL Construction Co. crews will begin the work to install 2,615 feet of 8-inch water main on North Keeler from West Montrose to West Irving Park. The water main dates back to 1890 and needs to be replaced.
When crews are working in the street, they may close or limit it to traffic 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 working hours (generally 7 am to 4 pm). Parking outside of 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.
DWM and my office understand that construction always involves inconveniences and noise. Crews will do everything possible to maintain residents’ quality of life throughout these projects, and will conduct themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors in the course of their presence on your 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 1801054.
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.
Should you have any questions or concerns, you can either ask the construction foreman on the project site, email my office, or call the DWM Office of Public Affairs at 312-744-6638.
The water main installation is anticipated to be completed by late November 2018. Once the water main is installed, the street will be restored so that traffic is not impacted. However, final restoration is weather dependent and may not occur until the spring of 2019 or until weather permits.
Thank you for your ongoing patience as these important infrastructure improvements are completed.