Southport Water Main

Anticipated Start: Early February
Anticipated Finish: Late June

Project: Department of Water Management, NPL Construction crews will be installing approximately 2,813 feet of new 18-inch water main pipe in N. Southport from W. Belmont to W. Addison.

Reason: The old water main dates back to 1889 and needs to be replaced.

Traffic: When working in the street, crews maintain one lane in each direction between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. for safety reasons but you will always be able to reach your home or business. Outside of working hours, travel lanes will be left open for local traffic only.

Parking: Crews will post the work area for “No Parking” as needed, block by block, during work hours (7am- 4pm) Monday through Friday.

We are agreeable to parking outside of those hours, but will have to insist that cars be moved by the start of the next workday. We will try to preserve as much parking as possible.

Can I park when you’re not working? We have no problem with you parking outside of working hours. We have to insist that cars be out of our way at the start of the workday.

We know that construction always involves inconveniences and noise. We will do everything possible to maintain your quality of life throughout this project. Crews will conduct themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors in the course of their presence on your street.

Should you have any questions or concerns, you can either ask the construction foreman during the project, or contact Dionisios "Dan" Manoli in my office at 773.525.6034 or

Additional Contacts:

24-Hour City Service and Information Line: 311
DWM Office of Public Affairs: 312.744.6635

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