Below are additional updates on street and water main work being performed in the 49th Ward:
Thanks to continued negotiations with Peoples Gas, the 49th Ward is receivinganother six blocks of newly resurfaced streets this year. This brings to 72 the total number of blocks of streets that will be resurfaced in Rogers Park by either the City or Peoples Gas before the end of the construction season. This is the equivalent of nine miles of streets. Most of the work on these additional streets has already begun.
The new streets are as follows:
7600 N. Ashland–Willye White Park to Jonquil
7700 N. Ashland–Jonquil to Juneway
1600 W. Juneway–Ashland to Paulina
1700 W. Juneway–Paulina to Hermitage
7600 N. Marshfield–Howard to Jonquil (approx. 1/2 block)
7700 N. Marshfield–Jonquil to Juneway (approx. 1/2 block)
7600 N Paulina–Howard to Jonquil (approx. 1/2 block)
7700 N. Paulina–Jonquil to Juneway (approx. 1/2 block)
All of these streets should be fully resurfaced by the end of the month.
For a list of the other streets in Rogers Park that have been or will be resurfaced and a summary of the street resurfacing process, visit:
As I reported this past week, Clark Street will be resurfaced by Peoples Gas from Devon to Howard. To minimize disruption, the company will work in stages, beginning next week with the Estes to Howard stretch(7100 to 7600 N. Clark). Once that portion of Clark is resurfaced, the Company will move south to Pratt and eventually Devon.
The Department of Water Management will begin work next week on the installation of new water mains onGreenleaf from Ashland to Clark (1600 to 1700 W. Greenleaf) and Paulina from Lunt to Greenleaf (7000 to 7050 N. Paulina).
The existing six-inch water mains are over 100 years old. The Department will be installing brand new eight-inch water mains. This will increase capacity and prevent water main leaks and breaks from occurring.
I will work with the Department to make sure that parking restrictions are put in place only when necessary and that parking is allowed when construction activity is not taking place.
The water main installation is scheduled to be completed by the end of November and the streets will be resurfaced next spring.
Attached below is a packet of materials that the Department of Water Management distributed to the residents of the affected blocks:
If you have any concerns or questions about any of these projects, please contact my office firstname.lastname@example.org, 773-338-5796.