Reported by the 40th Ward Gazete NewsletterThe Chicago Department of Water Management will be installing new sewer pipes under W. Peterson Avenue, from North Shore Channel to N. Artesian Avenue, and under N. Fairfield Avenue, from W. Peterson Avenue to W. Devon Avenue. The old pipe dates back to 1915 and needs to be replaced. The area bounded by Devon on the north, Ardmore on the south, Western on the east, and North Shore Channel on the west will benefit from improved drainage and reduced risk of flooding. Work begins shortly, and the city expects the job to be completed by mid to late December. Restoration of the damaged streets/parkways will be completed in late May 2013. Access to homes and businesses will be allowed at all times. Traffic restrictions are as follows:
- Peterson, North Shore Channel to Western - Starting September 3, 2012, the east bound traffic lane will be closed, and one lane of traffic in each direction on the north side (west bound) of Peterson will be maintained.
- Fairfield, Peterson to Devon - Staring September 3, 2012, Fairfield will be closed to “through traffic” during working hours (7:00 am to 5:00 pm). Local traffic will be allowed at all times and one lane will be left open after working hours.