ROGERS PARK — Some 4,800 lines of Rogers Park sewer mains that are more than 100 years old are set to be replaced this summer — but the streets torn up during construction might not fully be resurfaced until next spring.
The project, headed by Joel Kennedy Construction Corporation, will take place between Howard, Touhy, Damen and Western and will be completed in four sections, kicking-off first in the 2000 and 2100 blocks of Birchwood Avenue next week, Ald. Joe Moore (49th) told constituents via email Thursday.
Updated pipes will be bigger and help reduce flooding by facilitating better storm drainage, according to the alderman.
Barring unforeseen events, construction is expected to wrap up in October, but it might not be until next year that streets affected by the work will be fully resurfaced, Moore said.
Kennedy Construction told Moore it would install concrete caps on the street when the project is complete, the alderman said, but because many asphalt manufacturers close before the construction season ends, finishing the streets fully may have to wait.
"Asphalt manufacturing plants typically close before the end of construction season," Moore said. "If construction is completed before the asphalt plants close, the streets will be resurfaced this year."
In the meantime, residents will experience restricted parking and temporary street closures, as well as some service disruptions, though Moore said disruptions should occur and be repaired in the same day.
Construction will be divided into several sections, expected to be completed between September and October. [Ald. Joe Moore]