Project Progress: Postponed to Early 2019
In November, Department of Water Management (DWM) crews will begin to install a total of 930 feet of new 24-inch sewer main in W. Diversey Pkwy. from N. Halsted St. to N. Burling St. and in N. Burling St. from W. Diversey Pkwy. to 580 feet North. The old sewer main needs to be replaced.
When crews are working in the street, they may close it to traffic for safety reasons, but you will always be able to reach your home or business. Outside of working hours, a travel lane will be left open for local traffic only.
Crews will post the work area for “No Parking” as needed during work hours (generally 7 a.m.-4 p.m.). We are agreeable to parking outside of those hours, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday. We will work with the crew to try to preserve as much parking as possible.
We know that construction always involves inconveniences and noise. Crews will do everything possible to maintain your quality of life throughout these projects, and conducting themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors in the course of their presence on your street.
Before any project, the Department of Water Management (DWM) takes photographs of the street and surrounding properties. These photographs help us restore the area to its pre-construction state. However, DWM does not assume responsibility for damage to privately installed parkway improvements, including sprinkling systems, fences, flower beds and shrubbery.
New sewer construction is not complete until damaged sidewalks, parkways and streets have been repaired.
Should you have any questions or concerns, you can either ask the construction foreman during the project, or call any of the following numbers:
• 24-Hour Service and Information Line: 311
• 44th Ward Office: 773-525-6034
• DWM Office of Public Affairs: 312-744-6635
Street Closure: Postponed to Early 2019
Detour Route for East and Westbound Diversey
Head west on Diversey toward Clark
Turn right onto Clark
Pass by Bank of America Financial Center (on the right in 0.4 mi)
Turn left onto Belmont, after Starbucks (on the left)
Head west on Belmont toward Sheffield
Turn left onto Sheffield
Turn right onto Diversey (Reverse for Westbound)
Detour Route for North and Southbound Halsted
Head north on Halsted toward Fullerton
Turn left onto Fullerton
Turn right onto Sheffield
Turn right onto W Belmont Ave
Turn left onto N Halsted St (Reverse for Southbound)