48th Ward Construction Update – August 16, 2021

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browser48th WARD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – August 16, 2021
 N. Sheridan Rd. Resurfacing
W Bryn Mawr north to W Sheridan Rd, W Sheridan Rd west to N Winthrop AvePaving of first coat of asphalt completed last weekPavement patching and utility adjustments to follow, which is expected to last 4 weeks, weather permittingN Clark St Resurfacing Project
W Lawrence Ave to W Edgewater AvePaving of first coat of asphalt is completeCrews will work on pavement patching and utility adjustments, expected to last 3 weeks, weather permittingPeoples Gas Project update – Magnolia, Lakewood & WaynePer the contractor NPL, most of the sidewalks have been restored.The remaining few will be addressed by Tuesday once the retirements are completed.NPL is concrete backfilling the openings today and the plan is to have the parkway landscaping completed within the next 2 weeks.Andersonville Water Main ReplacementNPL will start on the 1400 Block of Farragut repairing the private drains that were done for the pilot program that were not accepted by the city. According to the information NPL received there are two private drains on this block that needs to be repaired, this should be 2 or 3 days of work. Once completed with the drains watering and chlorination will start on Farragut. While this process starts on Farragut the crew will move to the 1400 block of Berwyn to complete 2 more private drains that were assigned to NPL.The 1400 Block of Farragut is posted for No Parking with hours 8am to 6pm and the 1400 block of Berwyn will be posted on Monday 8/16 to give residents enough time to be prepared for work on their block. There will be partial closures on all the blocks where work is being performed
The schedules for the projects above are subject to change based on the weather. Our office will try to make this process as smooth as possible by giving you updates on upcoming phases of the project, but please note that there may be emergency situations that we cannot predict ahead of time, and your patience is appreciated. If you have any questions, please email harry@48thward.org.


CTA Red Purple Modernization Project UpdatesThis weekend Foster Ave. will be closed between Broadway and Winthrop to allow crews to begin demolition on the viaduct. This will be an ongoing closure beginning Friday, August 20, 8pm, through Monday, August 23, 5am. Both sidewalks will remain closed throughout the weekend. Any residents that need to access the alley who live south of Foster Avenue will have to go to W. Winona Avenue and any residents who live north of Foster Avenue will have to go to W. Berwyn Avenue. Detour signage will be placed throughout the ward specifically on our main thoroughfares Ridge, Sheridan, Clark, and DuSable Lake Shore Drive. 
Click here to read the full construction activity noticeCatalpa Ave. and Balmoral Ave. Street Closure – This WeekBalmoral Ave is closed between the CTA tracks and N Winthrop Ave through Friday, August 20th. Crews will need a full closure to vehicular traffic as they perform viaduct and abutment demolition. Residents who have access to the alley and parking spaces/garages behind 5400-5456 N. Winthrop will be closed during all work hours. This alley will be open at the end of each workday. Those residents who live south of Balmoral Ave will need to access the alley via W. Berwyn Ave. Catalpa Ave between the CTA tracks and N Winthrop Ave will be open with traffic lane shifts and flagger assistance. Sidewalk closures on Catalpa Ave will alternate between north and south sides of the street.
Read the construction activity notice here
Additional current and upcoming impacts related to the RPM Project:5/24-12/31: Extended Street Closure –W. Ardmore Ave between CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Ave
6/7-8/27: Daily Alley Closures –Alley behind 5500 – 5658 N. Winthrop Ave
6/28-9/10: Daily Alley Closures – Alley behind 5300 – 5458 N. Winthrop Ave
7/12-8/20: General Construction – The following streets directly west of the CTA tracksW. Hollywood AvenueW. Balmoral AvenueW. Bryn Mawr AvenueW. Berwyn AvenueW. Catalpa Avenue        7/19-9/24: Daily Alley Closures –Alley behind 5100 – 5258 N. Winthrop Ave
7/20-8/24: Extended Alley Closure – Alley behind 5700 – 5758 N. Winthrop Ave
7/26-9/24: Daily Alley Closures – Alley behind 4900 – 5062 N. Winthrop Ave
8/2-10/1: Daily Alley Closures –  Alley behind 4800 – 4848 N. Winthrop Ave
8/10-8/16: Night Construction – W. Balmoral Ave under the CTA Tracks
8/16-8/20: Night Construction – W. Winona Street under the CTA Tracks 
8/16-8/20: Street Closure – The following streets/alley between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop AveW. Balmoral AveW. Catalpa Ave Alley behind 5400-5456 N. Winthrop Ave8/19-8/20: Night Construction – W. Winona Street under the CTA Tracks 
8/20-8/23: Street Closure – W. Foster Ave between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Ave 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
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