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53rd Street Will Be Torn Up Until April For Water Main Project

By Sam Cholke | October 11, 2017 6:04am
 53rd Street will be a construction zone until at least December while a water main is replaced for the first time in 127 years.
53rd Street will be a construction zone until at least December while a water main is replaced for the first time in 127 years.
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HYDE PARK — Expect portions of 53rd Street to be torn up until at least next April as the city replaces a 127-year-old water main.

The Department of Water Management said it will install new water mains starting this month on 53rd Street between Dorchester Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard and on Dorchester between 53rd and 55th streets.

It’s expected to take until December to install the 2,550 of new eight-inch water main.

Crews are scheduled to return in April to finish restoring the street.

Parking will be limited near the most active areas of the work area.

Water is expected to be shut off temporarily when the new pipes are brought online.

For more information or to sign up for updates on the project, visit BuildingANewChicago.org.