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Chicago:Updates from the Department of Streets & Sanitation

2016 Street Sweeping Schedule

The Department of Streets and Sanitation has released the street-sweeping schedules and maps for May through November of 2016.
Signs will be posted with adequate notice prior to cleanings, but please use this chart and this map to stay apprised well in advance.

Blue Cart Recycling Schedule Available Online

Please follow this link to learn more about the Blue Cart recycling programming and click here to determine what your schedule is, based on the zone you live in.

Carton Recycling

The Department of Streets and Sanitation and the Carton Council will continue their campaign for carton recycling in Chicago. **Remember: cartons can be recycled through the Blue Cart program, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this resource. Please click here to learn more.

Infrastructure Projects

Notice of Excavation at 4841 S. Champlain
Within 30 days, excavation of the land above will begin to construct a single family residence masonry building with a detached two car masonry garage.
The anticipated start date is May 1, 2016, or soon thereafter. Prior to starting any work, a building permit will be obtained and shall be posted at all times on site.
Notice of Excavation at 4843 S. Champlain
Within 30 days, excavation of the land above will begin to construct a single family residence masonry building with a detached two car masonry garage.
The anticipated start date is May 1, 2016, or soon thereafter. Prior to starting any work, a building permit will be obtained and shall be posted at all times on site.
Water Main Replacement Project # 6620
Starting in early April, the Department of Water Management’s (DWM) private contractor will install, 1,400 feet of 24-inch, 30-inch, and 36-inch new sewer main in S. Langley Avenue (40th Street-Oakwood Boulevard), and in E. Oakwood Boulevard (Langley Avenue-Vincennes Avenue). The old sewer dates back to 1889 and needs to be replaced.
For a period of time, eastbound traffic on Oakwood Boulevard will be closed at S. Vincennes Avenue. Vehicular traffic will be detoured from Vincennes north to Pershing, east to Cottage Grove, and back to Oakwood Boulevard. DWM’s contractor will provide and maintain access for local and emergency vehicles during the construction period. Otherwise, when working in the street, DWM may close or limit it to traffic for safety reasons, but you will always be able to reach your home or business. Outside of working hours, a travel lane will be left open for local traffic only.
DWM will post their work area for “No Parking” as needed during working hours (generally 7am-4pm). They are agreeable to parking outside of those hours, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday. They will try to preserve as much parking as possible.
DWM understands that construction always involves inconveniences and noise. DWM will do everything possible to maintain your quality of life throughout these projects, and conducting themselves s as good and and thoughtful neighbors in the course or their presence on your street.
Should you have any questions or concerns, you can either ask the construction foreman during the project, or call any of the following numbers:

  • 24-Hour Service and Information Line: 311
  • 4th Ward Office: 773-536-8103
  • DWM Office of Public Affairs: 312-744-6635

Water Main Replacement Project # 1501340
The Department of Water Management (DWM) and Benchmark Construction Company crews have begun the work to install 4,604 feet of new 12-inch water main in E. Pershing Road, from S. Giles Avenue to S. Lake Park Avenue and S. Cottage Grove Avenue, from E. Pershing Road to 211 feet south of E. Pershing Road. The old water main dates back to 1882, and needs to be replaced.
When working in the Street, DWM may close or limit traffic for safety reasons, but you will always be able to reach your home or business. Outside of working hours, a travel land will be left open for local traffic only.
DWM will post their work area for “No Parking” as needed during work hours (generally 7am – 4pm). Parking outside of those hours will be allowed, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday. They will try to preserve as much parking as possible.
If you would like to receive regular email updates about the progress of the project, please go to http://buildinganewchicago.org  to register for the WaterALERT program. Simply enter your name, email address and the project identification number at the top of this notification.
Should you have any questions or concerns, you can either ask the construction foreman during the project, or call any of the following numbers:

  • 24-Hour City Service and Information Line: 311
  • 4th Ward Office: 773-536-8103
  • DWM Office of Public Affairs: 312-744-6635

35th Street Pedestrian Bridge

Construction of the 35th Street Pedestrian Bridge is in progress. The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2016. It includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Removal of the existing pedestrian bridge
  • Resurfacing and improvements to 35th Street from South Cottage Grove Avenue to South Lake Park Avenue
  • Resurfacing and improvements on South Lake Park Avenue between 35th Street and 36th Street
  • Patching and reconstructing sidewalks on South Lake Park Avenue and 35th Street
  • Removal and reconstruction of street lighting on South Lake Park Avenue and 35th Street
  • Furnishing and installing roadway lighting and accent lighting on the proposed bridge structure
  • Construction of and landscaping for pedestrian plaza areas at the east and west approaches to the proposed bridge
  • Relocation of a cantilever sign on northbound South Lake Shore Drive

For more information about the project and to view other renderings of the proposed bridge and site plan, please click here.

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