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North and South Boulevard Construction

Work will begin June 11 on a project that will repair and replace deteriorating water and sewer mains along North Boulevard and South Boulevard between Marion Street and Oak Park Avenue.

Plans call for water and sewer improvements on North Boulevard between Forest and Kenilworth avenues, including under the Clinton Avenue viaduct. Affected roadways also will be completely reconstructed, and North Boulevard restriped to accommodate a new bike lane from Kenilworth Avenue to Oak Park Avenue.

The South Boulevard work will include lighting improvements, sidewalk repairs and street resurfacing as well as minor sewer repairs between Marion Street and Home Avenue. 

The project will require periodic closures of both North Boulevard and South Boulevard. Project updates will be posted here as they become available. 

Note that there will be no disruptions to garbage collection dates or location during construction.

For questions related to the project, contact project engineer Andy McDonald at 630.557.6285 or amcdonald@v3co.com.

PROJECT UPDATES

August 17: The intersection of South Boulevard and Clinton Avenue will be closed to traffic for approximately four weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 20. South Boulevard traffic will be re-routed at Kenilworth Avenue to Randolph Street during the closure. Three days of sewer work is scheduled to begin next week on South Boulevard between Home Avenue and Marion Street.

August 10: Night work has been completed along South Boulevard. The work scheduled on North Boulevard for today will be completed during normal working hours. Water services for 914 North Blvd. and 100 Forest Pl. will be transferred to the new water main on Mon., August 13, 2018. Water service will be shut off during the transfer and the buildings have been notified.

August 1: The contractor will begin installing the water main between North Boulevard and South Boulevard along Clinton on Thursday, Aug. 2. During work hours North Boulevard will be closed at Clinton. Driveways will remain accessible.

July 31: The five parking spaces along North Boulevard east of Kenilworth will be blocked Wednesday, Aug. 1 in order to accommodate the installation of new watermain at Kenilworth and North Boulevard. Both north- and south-bound Kenilworth and east-bound North Blvd will be open during this time. Connections to properties will be made for both sewer and water services once the entire system has been installed. North Boulevard remains closed to through traffic between Forest and Kenilworth avenues, but is accommodating two-way local traffic. Traffic continues to be detoured around the construction site via Lake Street and arrangements have been made to accommodate affected parking permit holders’ vehicles in the Holley Court Garage.

July 20: The intersection of North Boulevard and Kenilworth Avenue will be closed temporarily to vehicle traffic next week. Connections to properties will be made for both sewer and water services once the entire system has been installed. North Boulevard remains closed to through traffic between Forest and Kenilworth avenues, but is accommodating two-way local traffic. 

July 17: Crews are installing water and sewer main between Clinton and Kenilworth this week, and the contractor expects to complete with the majority of the mainline mains this week as well. 

July 6: Installation of water and sewer mains is progressing along North Boulevard between Forest and Clinton avenues. North Boulevard remains closed to through traffic between Forest and Clinton avenues, but is accommodating two-way local traffic between Clinton and Kenilworth avenues. Traffic is being detoured around the construction site via Lake Street.

June 27: The contractor will begin installing sewer and watermain tomorrow along North Boulevard between Clinton and Forest. This will not impact resident parking this week, and residents will be notified of any private driveway closures in advance of work next week. These notices will provide the dates resident parking will be blocked and the active dates for the temporary parking passes provided.

June 7: Please note there will be no disruptions to garbage collection dates or locations during the course of construction.

June 6: Work will begin work starting Monday, June 11. Starting Monday, North Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from Forest to Clinton. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to Lake Street. Additionally, North Boulevard from Kenilworth to Clinton will be made a temporary two way street so residents can access their properties starting at Kenilworth. Also effective Monday, parking along the train tracks between Forest and Kenilworth will be removed, and permit holders will have access to parking at the Holley Court Parking Garage.