Articles under Infrastructure/Construction Notice
The 2020 four-month shared e-scooter pilot program concludes on December 12, 2020. The City of Chicago would appreciate your help to evaluate the program by taking this survey to help determine what role shared e-scooters should play in the City’s transportation landscape. As the pilot ends, City staff will evaluate the impact and success of the pilot and take into account these survey results, an analysis of trip data and stakeholder feedback. After completing the program evaluation, the City will work with residents and City Council to determine a long-term approach to innovative, shared micromobility.
The City will be conducting a thorough evaluation of the pilot with a report to be published in early 2021. Your response to this survey is much appreciated and will help shape the pilot evaluation and help inform future decisions on shared e-scooters in Chicago. Thank you!
Preparatory work for the next phase of the Red-Purple Bypass Project – building a temporary track structure – will begin this month.
In order to continue to provide Red, Purple, and Brown Line service throughout RPM Phase One construction (2019-2025), a temporary track structure will need to be build parallel to the Red, Purple, and Brown Line tracks between W. Belmont Avenue and north of W. School Street. Construction of this temporary track is expected to begin in December 2020. Trains will use this track for several years during construction.
NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN YOUR AREA
Verizon will be installing fiber optic cables and associated equipment in the alley east of Kenmore Ave and north of School St. Work will take place in the coming weeks starting Monday December 7th, 2020. These improvements will enhance the speed and dependability of wireless communications in the area.
The impacted area of the project is depicted at the bottom of this page.
Type of Construction: The fiber optic cables will be installed underground (within right-of-ways) using open cut trenching. Following conduit installation, fiber placement and splicing will be performed to complete the project. In the event that pedestrian or vehicle traffic needs to be altered to accommodate construction equipment, barriers and signage will be installed to ensure the safety of those in the area. Any disturbed areas will receive an immediate temporary restoration solution, with a permanent restoration to previous or better condition to be performed later.
Impacted Area: Construction will begin in the alley east of Kenmore Ave, from the first pole north of School St and end at the MCI manhole north of School St. (alley apron)
No parking: No parking signs will be posted along the following address ranges and will be in affect during construction hours:
- 3305-3307 N Kenmore Ave (alley only)
- 1014-1000 W School St (north curb lane only for temp equipment staging)
Work Hours: 8:00am through 4:00pm (Monday through Friday)
Project Duration: December 7th – December 9th
Meade Electric Co., Inc. (contractor) – Chris Hanlon 773-447-6627
Ledcor (Construction Manager) – Jarrod Garcia 312-882-9066
Verizon/MCI-WORLDCOM(ATS) – Oscar Guerrero, 312-453-8130
Natural Gas Pipeline Upgrades Are Coming To Barry (Racine to Greenview/Lincoln)
Peoples Gas has been part of Chicago’s history for more than 165 years. We’re proud of our long-standing service to Chicago and all the homes and businesses we provide with natural gas.
We are in the midst of one of the nation’s largest efforts to replace much of the aging natural gas pipes in Chicago to allow us to continue to provide safe and reliable gas service.
We will be installing a large diameter main on Barry from Racine to Greenview/Lincoln starting Monday, October 26th. The amount of time required for installation varies block by block, depending on the technical requirements at each location, but installation could take between one and three months.
Before installation begins, we may need to replace the smaller diameter mains and services that deliver natural gas to your home or business. If that work is required on your block, we will send you separate notification about that process, including information about scheduling an appointment to mark the location of your service pipe and gas meter.
Once work begins, there will be parking restrictions on some streets in the area. Also, equipment and material will be stored on site due to the design and nature of the project. As the project progresses, temporary repairs will be made to streets, sidewalks and parkways until permanent restoration can be completed.
We are committed to working quickly and efficiently to minimize any disruption to you and your neighbors. We will contact you again closer to the time of construction to give you more information about what to expect. If you have questions regarding this project, please call customer service at 866-556-6001.