Now that construction season has begun, city crews are busy working to improve streets and sewers in our ward. Below is a list of upcoming projects and the status of projects already in progress. As always, your patience is appreciated during construction. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to my office at 773-769-1140. We will continue to update this list as more projects are scheduled.
Water Main #18-01007 IN PROGRESS (Includes both 40th & 48th Ward)
Clark from Bryn Mawr to Foster
Balmoral from Ashland to Lakewood
Summerdale from Ashland to Glenwood
Berwyn from Clark to Glenwood
Farragut from Clark to Glenwood
Clark water main is installed, service transfers are complete and the cement cap is complete. Summerdale water main is installed, and service transfers will be taking place. Installation of main on Balmoral is underway.
Water Main #16-01091 IN PROGRESS
Leavitt from Argyle to Lawrence
Bell from Argyle to Lawrence
Ainslie from Oakley to Leavitt
Leavitt & Ainslie & Bell water main is installed. Leavitt and Ainslie service transfers are complete, and the cement cap complete. Working on service transfer for Bell.
Water Main #17-01174 IN PROGRESS
Hermitage from Peterson to Rosehill
Thorndale from Ravenswood to Clark
Paulina from Ridge to Thorndale
Currently working on the last section of the main installation on Hermitage, starting north at Peterson/Ridge and working south to Rosehill. Once the main installation is complete, testing and chlorination will take place, then transferring of water services.
Water Main #181024 IN PROGRESS
Hermitage from Devon to Granville
Thome from Ravenswood to Hermitage
Highland from Ravenswood to Hermitage
Service transfers were just completed on Hermitage and Thome. Testing and chlorination of these two sections are complete, and concrete base should begin next week. Water service transfers will then begin on Highland.
Sewer Lining Projects
Sewer Lining projects take approximately 2-4 weeks. There are no street closures and no water shut off, pending any unforeseen emergency. In this event, notice will be provided to anyone affected. No parking signs will be posted in the immediate area of work a day before any scheduled work. Mobilization starts at 6 am, actual work will begin by 7 am. Work is expected to be completed at 5 pm. Constituents are asked to attempt to lower water usage during project, if possible. During the main sewer lining work, to prevent possible odors in your home, please pour two to three cups of water into each basement floor drain.
Mozart from Ainslie to Argyle to begin 3/20/19
Farragut from Washtenaw to 2 sections east of Rockwell to begin 3/21/19
Francisco from Ainslie to Argyle to begin 3/22/19
California from Foster to Carmen (NIGHT WORK) to begin 3/25/19 – 7 pm to 7 am
Sewer Improvement Project PN6348 — SPRING 2019
Gunnison from Rockwell to 870’ East
Gunnison from Fairfield to Rockwell
Argyle from Rockwell to 456’ East
Sewer Improvement Project PN 7214 — SPRING 2019
Farragut from Ravenswood to 540’ East of Paulina
Paulina from Farragut to Berwyn
Ravenswood (west) from Balmoral to Farragut
Winona from Winchester to Wolcott
Highland from Ravenswood (east) to Paulina
Hermitage from Highland to Thome
- All projected end dates are subject to weather and unexpected emergencies.
- Restoration will take place once all transfers are complete and in compliance, pending asphalt availability. Asphalt plants do not open until mid/end of April.
WATER Public Affairs (312)744-6635
40th WARD OFFICE (773)769-1140
Remember: If you would like to receive regular email updates about the progress of any of these projects, please go to BuildingANewChicago.org to register for the WaterALERT program. Simply enter your name, email address and the project identification number.
By signing up for the WaterALERT emails, you will be notified as the project enters each new construction phase – from mobilization of equipment onto the site, to the installation.