48th Ward Construction Update – October 5, 2021

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browser 48th WARD CONSTRUCTION UPDATEStreet Closure on Bryn Mawr – THIS WEEKEND

This weekend Bryn Mawr 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, October 8, 8pm, through Monday, October 11, 5am. This closure will impact the north side sidewalk as it will remain closed at all times. Pedestrians will be able to access the northbound Bryn Mawr Red Line station entrance on the south side of Bryn Mawr Ave. Click here to read the construction activity noticeAdditional impacts to consider when planning your travels this weekend:The sidewalk on the south side of the street will remain open at all times.In order to access alleys, residents south of Bryn Mawr Ave. will need to access the alley via Catalpa Ave. and residents north of Bryn Mawr Ave. will need to access the alley via Hollywood Ave.There will be nighttime noise that includes noise and vibration from drilling and hauling material.Street Closure on Argyle – NEXT WEEKNext week starting on Monday, October 11 through Thursday October 14, 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 notice10/7: Overnight RCN/Comcast Work- Alley behind 5853 N Broadway5/24-12/31: Extended Street Closure –W. Ardmore Ave between CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Ave8/30-10/8: Extended Alley Closure – Alley behind 5500 – 5558 N. Winthrop Ave8/30-11/30: Lead Abatement and Painting Work – Alley behind 4208-4364 N. Kenmore 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 Ave9/20-10/15: Sidewalk Closures – W. Argyle Street under the CTA tracks9/21-10/12: Closures – W. Hollywood Avenue between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Avenue9/27-10/30: 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 Avenue10/4-12/31: Daily Alley Closures – The alley behind 4700 – 4848 N. Winthrop Avenue10/5: Traffic Lane Closures – N Sheridan Avenue between W Hollywood and W Catalpa AvenuesN. 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.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 ReplacementAll service transfers per record drawings have been completed on the 1400 Blocks on Farragut and on Berwyn. If all goes as planned, service transfers per record drawings will be completed on the 1400 block of Summerdale by the end of the week. The final connection and abandonments have been completed on the 1400 block Farragut, and new sidewalks will continue to be poured this week. The final connection has been put on hold per DWM investigation for the 1400 Block of Berwyn until further notice. The main test & Chlorination on the 1400 W Balmoral is also on hold. Restoration will continue on Farragut until complete.W Foster Ave Resurfacing ProjectN Clark St to N Marine DrThis week contractors will continue working on raising and adjusting utilities, and MAT Construction will begin patching today, which will take a day or two.  If all goes well, paving will begin the week of October 11. 2021 Menu Projects – Residential Street Repaving Streets will be resurfaced on or around the dates listed below:1400 block of Glenlake – Between Glenwood and Greenview – 10/1900 block of Thorndale – Between the lake and Sheridan – 10/11200 block of Bryn Mawr – Between Broadway and Wayne – 10/45500 block of Wayne – Between Bryn Mawr and Catalpa – 10/4
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 UpdatesAinslie Viaduct Demolition – THIS WEEK

Ainslie Ave. will be closed between CTA tracks and Winthrop Ave. to allow crews to begin demolition on the viaduct. This will be an ongoing closure beginning Monday, September 27, 7 am through Friday October 1, 7 pm. Both sidewalks will remain closed throughout the week. Vehicles will be unable to access their garages from 1100 to 1122 W Ainslie which is located on the north side of the street.
Click here to read the full construction activity notice

Other Construction Activity and Community Impacts9/29: RCN Overnight Cutover – Alley behind 5800 – 5900 N. Winthrop Ave5/24-12/31: Extended Street Closure –W. Ardmore Ave between CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Ave8/30-10/8: Extended Alley Closure – Alley behind 5500 – 5558 N. Winthrop Ave8/30-11/30: Lead Abatement and Painting Work – Alley behind 4208-4364 N. Kenmore Ave9/9-9/30: Extended Alley Closure – Alley behind 5700 – 5758 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 Ave9/20-10/15: Sidewalk Closures – W. Argyle Street under the CTA tracks9/21-10/12: Closures – W. Hollywood Avenue between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Avenue9/27-10/1: Closures – W. Ainslie Street between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Avenue9/27-10/30: Daily Alley Closures – The alley behind 5100 – 5258 N. Winthrop Avenue9/27-12/3: Daily Alley Closures – The alley behind 4900 – 5062 N. Winthrop AvenueSee 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