Ogden Avenue Water Main Replacement Project
This summer, the City of Naperville will replace an aging water main on the south side of Ogden Avenue from Columbia Street to Wisconsin Street. This project is a continuation of the work completed last year at the intersection of Ogden and Columbia.
Weather permitting, construction is expected to begin Monday, August 1 and end by October 2016.
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 Columbia Street and Wisconsin Avenue. These actions will ensure water quality, increase water pressure and enhance fire protection. This project will also provide the infrastructure from which to continue water main replacement projects in future years and increase the utility’s reliability along Ogden Avenue.
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
Thursday, October 13: Wisconsin Street is now open and accessible to and from Ogden Avenue.
Friday, October 7: The Wisconsin Street closure is continuing into the week of October 10 due to unforeseen circumstances. Access to Wisconsin from Ogden is now expected to re-open next Wednesday, October 12.
Wednesday, September 29: Wisconsin Street will be closed at Ogden Avenue starting Thursday, September 29 for approximately one week during water main installation at the intersection. During the closure, Wisconsin Street will be inaccessible to and from Ogden Avenue. Residents should use Plank Road as the alternate route. Motorists are urged to use caution and allow additional time when traveling in this area.
Upon completion of the closure, access to and from Ogden Avenue via Wisconsin Street should be open for the remainder of construction.
This project will replace ageing water main along Ogden Avenue between Columbia and Wisconsin streets.
Construction for this project is scheduled to begin Monday, August 1. Pending weather or unforeseen circumstances, construction should be completed in October.
- 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: During the work day, the two eastbound lanes of Ogden Avenue will be closed with eastbound traffic narrowed to one lane and shifted to the center (shared-left) lane of Ogden. With the exception of minor work on the north side of Ogden at Wisconsin Street, the westbound lanes of Ogden will not be restricted and should remain open for the duration of work. Ogden Avenue lane closures will be limited to weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
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 across the entrances. 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: Due to the many existing underground utilities, the new water main will be installed under the existing sidewalk on the south side of Ogden. To allow for utility installation, this sidewalk will be removed for the duration of construction and reinstalled after the underground work is complete. While the area will remain accessible, construction signage will encourage pedestrians to use the sidewalk on the north side of Ogden.
Wisconsin Street: Wisconsin Street will be closed at Ogden Avenue starting Thursday, September 29 for approximately one week during water main installation at the intersection. While Wisconsin Street is closed, residents should use Plank Road as the alternate route. Residents are encouraged to sign up for Naper Notify at www.napernotify.com for notifications related to this closure. Upon completion of the closure, access to and from Ogden Avenue via Wisconsin Street should be open for the remainder of construction.
- Impacts to Water Service
Water service disruptions to businesses on the south side Ogden will be coordinated with each business on an individual basis and will be limited to a single shut down for a maximum of 30 minutes to transfer service from the old main to the new main. Businesses on the north side of Ogden should have no impacts to their water service.