48th Ward Construction Update

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browser 48th WARD CONSTRUCTION UPDATEStreet Closure on Argyle – THIS WEEKThis week through Thursday October 21st at 7 pm, Argyle Street will be closed from the CTA tracks and N Winthrop Ave to allow demolition of the viaduct. Sidewalk closures under the CTA tracks will alternate between the north and south sides of the street. Access to Argyle station entrance will be maintained at all times. The continuous work will affect access to alleys, residents who live south of Argyle will need to access alley via Ainslie St. and residents who live north of Argyle will need to access alley via Winona St. Click here to read the construction activity noticeN. Sheridan Rd. ResurfacingW Bryn Mawr north to W Sheridan Rd, W Sheridan Rd west to N Winthrop AveBus pads will be installed in the coming weeks. We will let you know more when we have firm dates. Berger Park Shoreline Stabilization ProjectAs you may be aware, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Department of Transportation are working on an emergency stabilization and shore protection project at Berger Park. Beginning on September 20, 2021 thru November 12, 2021 the work we are doing at this location will require intermittent curb lane restrictions along northbound Sheridan Road for deliveries of materials from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekdays. While the project is underway, portions of Berger Park will be closed. The work consists of placement of armor stone along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Berger Park to arrest further erosion and damage caused by several storms from 2020, and reconstruction of the gravel trail behind the revetment. These emergency measures will construct a rubble mound revetment and fill the eroded areas of parkland immediately behind the revetment.Please feel free to call CDOT Resident Construction Engineer Mr. Imtiaz Khan at (630) 344-3518 or email imtiaz.khan@aecom.com if you have any questions on the day-to-day operations. Andersonville Water Main ReplacementBelow is what will be taking place on the project next week, if all goes well barring any bad weather Farragut, Berwyn & Summerdale will be asphalt paved by the end of week 10/25/21.1400 Block FarragutBlock is prepped for Hydro-seed will start landscape next week.City added an alley apron last week Monday 10/11. Will begin this work Monday, 10/181400 Block BerwynCurb, flatwork completed yesterday, 10/14Concrete base will be complete Tuesday, 10/19Block is prepped for Hydro-seed1400 Block SummerdaleCurb, flatwork was completed yesterday, 10/14Concrete base will be complete Tuesday, 10/19Block is prepped for Hydro-seed1400 Block BalmoralMain has been watered and testedNPL is still waiting on CDOT to approve the permit needed to continue work on Balmoral  Once the permit is extended NPL will order a dig, once dig is ordered it will be 48 hours for all locations to be marked until we are able to start work.W Foster Ave Resurfacing ProjectN Clark St to N Marine DrDue to rain delays that have impacted the contractor’s schedule, Foster repaving will be pushed to Wednesday, 10/20, and Thursday, 10/21, of next week.MAT Construction will begin paving at the eastern job limit under Lakeshore Drive in the morning and move west as the day progresses. Early Wednesday, 10/20, morning around 4am the contractor will sweep and apply prime to the roadway. It is very important to apply the prime early enough to avoid traffic and give the material time to dry sufficiently to avoid ruining cars and splashing and tracking on private property. 
CTA Red Purple Modernization Project UpdatesOther Construction Activity and Community Impacts5/24-12/31: Extended Street Closure –W. Ardmore Ave between CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Ave9/13-11/19: Daily Alley Closures – Alley behind 5300 – 5458 N. Winthrop Ave9/17-10/29: Extended Alley Closure – Alley behind 5600 – 5658 N. Winthrop Ave9/27-10/30: Daily Alley Closures – The alley behind 5100 – 5258 N. Winthrop Avenue9/27-12/3: Daily Alley Closures – The alley behind 4900 – 5062 N. Winthrop Avenue10/4-11/12: Extended Alley Closure – The alley behind 5500 – 5558 N. Winthrop Avenue10/18-10/21: Closure – W. Argyle Street between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Avenue
See below for resources on getting connected to receive construction alerts, view archived footage of community meetings, and other information about this once-in-a-lifetime project for our community:Sign up for RPM construction alertsFollow CTA RPM on TwitterFacebook, and InstagramBookmark this link to an interactive map that shows street/alley closures & CTA service impactsVisit transitchicago.com/rpm for comprehensive information about the projectCheck out the Open for Business microsite to see how you can support impacted businesses
Sincerely,Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward