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Water Main, Street Repairs Could Snarl Edgewater Traffic for Months

By Benjamin Woodard | June 20, 2013 6:22am 
 On Tuesday, June 25, construction crews plan to tear up Granville Avenue to replace a water main installed there in 1892.
On Tuesday, June 25, construction crews plan to tear up Granville Avenue to replace a water main installed there in 1892.
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EDGEWATER — Streets throughout Edgewater will be torn up this construction season as the city races to replace aging water mains and repair pothole-ridden streets.

The biggest project, and likely to be the most headache-inducing for commuters, is slated for Sheridan Road from the end of Lake Shore Drive, at Hollywood Avenue, all the way to Devon Avenue.

Although the city hasn't nailed down a timeframe yet to resurface the well-used street, it should coincide with a water main replacement from Thorndale Avenue to Devon Avenue, which is scheduled for October, according to the 48th Ward's alderman office.

The first test of the neighborhood's patience begins Tuesday, June 25, when crews are scheduled to begin replacing a water main under Granville Avenue, from Clark Street to Glenwood Avenue.

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