Leavitt Sewer Main Project

Project: The Department of Water Management (DWM) will soon be installing a new sewer in Leavitt from Belden to Lyndale.

Reason: The current main needs to be replaced in order to expand capacity. After the new sewer is installed, the area will experience better drainage and flooding during heavy rains will be alleviated.

Timing: They will begin installing the new sewer main in early February and expect the work to be completed by late March, including restoration. Dates may change depending on weather and other factors. If there is any appreciable change, they will notify you.

Traffic: They will allow traffic to flow outside of their working hours. When they are working in the street, they have to close it to traffic for reasons of safety. You will always be able to reach your home or business, even if it means putting a metal plate in place. Outside of working hours, a lane will be left open for local traffic only.

Parking: They will post their work area for “No Parking” as needed, during work hours (7am-4pm). They are agreeable to parking outside of those hours, but will have to insist that cars be moved by the start of the next workday. They will try to preserve as much parking as they can.


Note: Any damage done to sidewalks, parkways, and streets as a result of sewer main work will be repaired. However, DWM is not responsible for damage to privately installed parkway improvements such as sprinkler systems, fences, flower beds, and shrubbery.

CONTACT NUMBERS


24-HOUR SERVICE AND INFORMATION LINE

3-1-1

DEPT. OF WATER MANAGEMENT PUBLIC AFFAIRS

312-744-6635

ALDERMAN SCOTT WAGUESPACK

773-248-1330

ward32@cityofchicago.org