Henderson & Melrose Water Main Replacement
Water Main Project #: 1801112
Project Phase: Melrose (Southport to Ashland)
Start Date: Monday, January 14th
Status: Under Construction
Department of Water Management Email Notification – Project Update (1801112)
Through Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago infrastructure improvement program, the Department of Water Management (DWM) is installing a new water main in your area on
Project No: 1801112
- ON W MELROSE ST FROM N ASHLAND AVE TO N SOUTHPORT AVE
- ON W HENDERSON ST FROM N ASHLAND AVE TO N SOUTHPORT AVE
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Construction crews have begun preparing the site for the water main installation, including the location and marking of other utility services. You will notice construction equipment and materials placed in your area. The project will consist of several phases over the coming weeks.
Once the new water main has been installed, the new pipe will be pressurized, disinfected with chlorine and tested. We will then begin the process of switching services from the old main to the new main. During that transfer period you will be without water for a few hours. Your building will receive a handout notifying you when your water service will be temporarily interrupted prior to the service transfer.
Once the services have been transferred, the street will be temporarily restored with concrete until complete restoration of the street with asphalt can be done. ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps will be repaired or installed where needed, along with repair of damaged parkway and sidewalk. The final restoration of the street will include milling the surface, placing new asphalt, and painting the street markings.
The restoration schedule is subject to change and may be impacted by adverse weather conditions. Asphalt is not available during winter months, which may delay the final restoration of the street. Final restoration will occur late spring.
You will receive additional notifications as the project proceeds.
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