Ogden Avenue Water Main Replacement Begins Week of April 17
Wisconsin Street Will Close at Ogden Avenue for Approximately Two Weeks for Construction
Motorists can expect lane reductions and increased travel times along Ogden Avenue beginning the week of April 17 as crews start replacing aging water main and enhancing the water utility on the south side of Ogden Avenue from Wisconsin Street to Burlington Avenue. Pending weather or unforeseen circumstances, construction should be complete in July.
To accommodate this work, eastbound traffic on Ogden Avenue between Wisconsin Street and Burlington Avenue will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. The westbound lanes of Ogden Avenue will remain open throughout the project. All lanes will be open during rush hours, overnight hours and weekends. Motorists are urged to use caution and allow additional time when traveling in this area.
In addition, Wisconsin Street is anticipated to be closed and inaccessible to all traffic to and from Ogden Avenue beginning the week of April 17 to accommodate the start of water main replacement work. Pending weather or unforeseen circumstances, this street closure is expected to last approximately two weeks. Exact closure and re-opening dates will be communicated to surrounding residents and businesses via the Road and Utility work category in the City’s Naper Notify system, which the public can sign up for at www.napernotify.com. Individuals should use Plank Road as a detour route during this time. Upon completion of the closure, access to and from Ogden Avenue via Wisconsin Street should be open for the remainder of construction.
Businesses in the work area will remain open throughout the project. While there may be some day-to-day impacts, the City’s goal is to maintain at least one entrance to each business during construction. Temporary entrance closures may be required at times due to water main installation; sidewalk and parking lot pavement may also be temporarily removed to allow for construction.
This project is a continuation of the water main improvements completed in 2016 along Ogden Avenue between Columbia and Wisconsin streets and is part of a larger, multi-year project to replace water main in this area. The new infrastructure will increase the utility’s reliability along Ogden Avenue along with ensuring water quality, increasing water pressure in the area and enhancing fire protection.
For more information and project updates, visit www.naperville.il.us/ogdenwatermain.
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