EDGEWATER — About a third of a mile of Broadway would be torn up this summer to replace an aging water main, the city announced.
The work, scheduled to begin in June or July between Balmoral and Foster avenues on Broadway, is expected to affect travel for 30 days or longer, according to a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.
A quarter of the city's water mains are more than 100 years old, prone to cracking and clogging.
The Water Department is in a race to replace the ancient pipes before more sinkholes develop, like the ones that opened up on Montrose Avenue in 2008 and on the South Side during April's deluge.
Patty Wetli contributed to this report.