35th Street Pedestrian Bridge
Construction of the 35th Street Pedestrian Bridge has begun. Effective now, the bridge will be closed. The project is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2015. 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 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.
53rd Street Sewer Lining
Crews will be performing work on a Sewer Lining Project on 53rd Street from South Cornell Avenue to East Hyde Park Boulevard. This project will rehabilitate the existing sewer without the conventional digging method, and is intended to minimize, perhaps even eliminate, street cave-ins that result from failure in old sewers. During work days, mobilization will start at 6 a.m. with work commencing at 7 a.m. and is expected to complete daily by 7 p.m. No parking signs will be posted in the immediate area of work a day before scheduled work. Residents are urged to move their vehicles away from the work site to avoid being towed. To prevent odors in your home, please pour two to three cups of water into each basement floor drain. Please also restrict your water usage as much as possible. A City Engineer will be on-site during the duration of work to answer questions. For any other questions or concerns, please call 311.
Langley Avenue Sewer Improvement
Now underway, the Chicago Department of Water Management will be installing approximately 1,400 ft. of new sewer on S. Langley Ave. from E. 40th St. to E. Oakwood Blvd.
These improvements will enhance area drainage and reduce flooding after heavy rains.
Dates are weather dependent, but nearby residents will be notified of the work in advance to minimize any possible inconvenience.
18th Street Bridge Reconstruction
Now through April 1, 2015 the Chicago Department of Transportation will be performing reconstruction of the 18th Street Bridge that will require a full closure for all vehicular traffic.
Traffic will be detoured south to cross the river over the Canal Street Bridge and via Cermak Road, Archer Avenue and Clark Street.
All bicycles will be detoured north to cross the river at Roosevelt Road via Canal and Wabash Avenue.
The 47 year old movable bascule bridge will be restored with new roadway and sidewalk decks; repaired truss, floor beams and lateral bracing; and upgraded electrical and navigational lighting. The 18th Street Bridge is an important infrastructure to our area as it is a major travel connection to and from the South Loop and Chinatown neighborhoods.
For the full detour map, please click here.
Pershing Complete Streets Project
The installation of the Pershing Complete Streets Project between King Dr. and Oakwood Blvd. is underway. Improvements will include upgraded pedestrian crosswalks, buffered bike lanes and new motor vehicle lane lines will be installed as part of the project. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be hung during work hours and removed as the crews finish each block.
Water Main Project: Washington Park Court
The Department of Water Management will soon be installing 995 feet of 8-inch water main in South Washington Park Court, from East 49th Street to East 50th Street and South Washington Park Court, from East 50th Place to East 51st Street.
The old main consists of a 6-inch pipe and it’s time to expand its capacity. Further, the old pipe dates back to 1894 and needs to be replaced.
The Department of Water Management will begin installing the new water main shortly, and they expect the water main work to be completed in early February 2015. Restoration will follow in mid April 2015. Dates may change depending on weather and other factors. If there is any appreciable change, we will notify you.
Workers will allow traffic to flow on South Washington Park Court 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.
They will post signs in their work area for “No Parking” as needed, during work hours (7 a.m.-4 p.m.). 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.
Water Main Project: South Champlain Avenue
The Department of Water Management will soon be installing 2,204 feet of 8-inch water main in S. Champlain Ave., from E. 42nd St. to E. 44th St., and in E. 42nd St., from S. Champlain Ave. to S. Cottage Grove Ave. They will begin installing the new water main shortly, and expect the work to be completed in June. Final restoration will follow in late July. Dates may change depending on weather and other factors. If there is any appreciable change, we will notify you. The Department of Water Management will allow traffic to flow outside of our 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.
The Department of Water Management will post “No Parking” signs as needed, during work hours (7 a.m.-4 p.m.). 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.