Water main replacement will lead to Sheridan Road lane closure

Water main replacement will lead to Sheridan Road lane closure

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Starting Monday, and through at least Labor Day, one lane of Sherdian Road in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood will be closed to traffic so that crews can replace nearly 3,000 feet of water mains that date back more than a century.

City Department of Water Management crews will be replacing 2,837 feet of water mains that date back to 1900 along Sheridan Road from Devon Avenue to Thorndale, a release from the department said. This will force the closure of one lane of traffic through the month.

The work is being divided into two phases — Devon to Granville first, followed by Granville to Thorndale.

Starting Monday. Sheridan Road's westernmost lane will be shut down, leaving three lanes open to traffic. For morning rush hours, there will be two southbound and one northbound lanes. The pattern will be reversed in afternoon rush hours, with two lanes northbound. Middays will find one lane in each direction around the work zone.

Street work will begin at 9 a.m. on weekdays, and conclude by 4 p.m., the release said.

CTA buses will follow their normal routes. Any changes will be preceded by a notification from the CTA.

Motorists are being urged to use Broadway as a faster alternative to Sheridan Road. The Department of Water Management says the water work should be completed by Labor Day, and the Chicago Department of Transportation will follow with full resurfacing of Sheridan Road.

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