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Ogden Avenue Water Main Replacement Project

This spring and summer, the City of Naperville will replace an aging water main on the south side of Ogden Avenue from Wisconsin Street to Burlington Avenue. This project is a continuation of the work completed last year along Ogden Avenue from Columbia Street to Wisconsin Street.

Weather permitting, construction will begin in April 2017 and end by July 2017.

This work is part of a larger, multi-year project to replace water main along Ogden Avenue between Columbia Street and East Avenue. The goal of the project is to replace aging water main, provide interconnection between pressure zones and increase the operating pressure of the water main on the south side of Ogden Avenue between Wisconsin Street and Burlington Avenue. These actions will ensure water quality, increase water pressure and enhance fire protection. 

Please be advised that construction of this type involves some level of inconvenience to residents and businesses of the affected area.  We will do our best to minimize this impact.

Recent Activity

April 13, 2017: Work on this project is expected to begin the week of April 17, 2017, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Wisconsin Avenue Closure: 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.

Location

This project will replace aging water main along the south side of Ogden Avenue between  Wisconsin Street and Burlington Avenue. 

Timeline

Construction is expected to begin the week of April 17, 2017, and be completed by July 2017.

Impacts to Travel and Commercial Access

Construction of this type involves some level of inconvenience to residents and businesses of the affected area. There will be significant impacts to travel in this area, which is highly traversed for commercial, residential and commuting purposes. 

Ogden Avenue: Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, eastbound traffic on Ogden Avenue will be reduced to a single lane between Wisconsin Street and Burlington Avenue. Westbound lanes of Ogden will not be restricted and should remain open for the duration of work. All lanes will be open during rush hour, overnight and weekend periods. 

South Side Commercial Entrances: The City intends to maintain accessibility of commercial entrances; however, temporary disruptions should be expected when the contractor is installing water main or connecting services. Commercial access will be restored and fully accessible at all other times. Commercial entrances on the north side will not be impacted.

South Side Sidewalk and Parking Lots: The bulk of the water main will be installed by directional drilling; this method minimizes long stretches of open-trenching, but still requires installation pits that will need to be excavated at points along the
project. These pits will require isolated areas of sidewalk and parking lot pavement to be removed. Any areas that are excavated will be filled with stone and fully restored at the end of the project.

Impacts to Water Service

South side of Ogden:  Not all businesses will have their water service disrupted.  If impacted, service disruptions will be limited to a single shutdown for a maximum of 30 minutes so the service may be transferred from the old main onto the new main. Businesses that experience a water service disruption will be sent a follow-up letter outlining the details.

North side of Ogden: Businesses on the north side should have no impacts to their water service.

Department of Public Utilities-Water