Sewer Improvement Project Slated to Begin September 2022 (PN7439)

Through the Building a New Chicago infrastructure improvement program, the Department of Water Management (DWM) is installing a new sewer in the 49th Ward.

Scheduled to begin tentatively on Tuesday, September 6, DWM's private contractor will begin to install a new mainline sewer, structures, and pavement in the following areas:

  • On Greenview from 330 feet north of Rogers to Rogers

  • On Greenview from Howard to Birchwood

  • On Rogers from Greenview to Ashland

  • On Birchwood from 300 ft east of Greenview to Greenview
     

Crews will work in phases through the footprint of the project, only shifting to a new area after replacing the sewer main along a separate leg of the project. Crews plan on starting the work on Rogers between Rogers and Greenview. Once the temporary concrete sewer trench is poured on Rogers, crews will then transition to the Greenview and Birchwood legs of the project. 

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Construction crews have begun preparing the site for the sewer installation already, including marking the location for utility lines. Residents may start to notice construction equipment and materials placed in the area ahead of the project start date. 

As construction is underway, crews may close the streets to through traffic for safety reasons. Local traffic for area residents and business owners will be allowed in the area of construction. 

Throughout the project, crews will post "No Parking" signs as needed during work hours (generally 7 am - 4 pm). Crews will work to preserve as much parking as possible. "No Parking" signs will only be posted where crews are actively working and the parking restrictions will move along as the crew makes progress in the project. 

Once the pipe has been installed, the street will be temporarily restored with a concrete trench until they are able to completely restore the street with new ashpalt. ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps will be repaired or installed where needed, along with repairs to damaged parkways and sidewalks. The final restoration of the street will include milling the surfacing, placing new asphalt, and prepainting the street markings. The project will not be considered complete until damaged sidewalks, parkways, and streets have been repaired. 

Inclement weather and unexpected underground conditions may cause delays to the project. Asphalt plants also close in the winter, which can create delays to the final restoration of the street. 

Before the project starts, the Department of Water Management will take photographs of the streets and the surrounding properties. These photographs help them restore the area to its preconstruction state. DWM does not assume, however, responsibility for damage to privately installed parkway improvements, including sprinkler systems, fences, flower beds, and shrubbery.

To receive updates about the project, visit BuildingANewChicago.org to register for notifications. You will need to enter your name, email address, and project identification number (PN7439) to sign up. The 49th Ward has also compiled a list of FAQs that residents may review by clicking here. 

Sewer Improvement Project Slated to Begin June 1, 2021 (PN7155)

Beginning June 1, 2021, the Department of Water Management's private contractor will begin work to install a new mainline sewer, structures, and pavement in the following areas:
 

  • Morse from Bell to Hamilton

  • Hamilton from Farwell to Lunt

  • Lunt from Bell to Oakley

  • Farwell from Ridge to the alley west 

  • Farwell from Wolcott to the alley west

  • Farwell from Wolcott to Ravenswood

  • Morse from Wolcott to the alley west

  • Lunt from Wolcott to the alley west

  • Greenleaf from Wolcott to the alley west

  • Estes from Wolcott to Ravenswood

  • Estes from Damen to the alley west

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As construction is underway, crews may close the streets to through traffic for safety reasons. Local traffic for area residents and business owners will be allowed in the area of construction. 

Throughout the project, crews will post "No Parking" signs as needed during work hours (generally 7 am - 4 pm). Crews will work to preserve as much parking as possible. "No Parking" signs will only be posted where crews are actively working and the parking restrictions will move along as the crew makes progress in the project. 

Before the project starts, the Department of Water Management will take photographs of the streets and the surrounding properties. These photographs help them restore the area to its preconstruction state. DWM does not assume, however, responsibility for damage to privately installed parkway improvements, including sprinkler systems, fences, flower beds and shrubbery. The project will not be considered complete until damaged sidewalks, parkways and streets have been repaired. 

To receive updates about the project, visit BuildingANewChicago.org to register for notifications. You will need to enter your name, email address, and project identification number (PN 7155) to sign up. 

The sewer main replacement in these areas is projected to be completed at the end of June 2022.