Project Updates

Sewer Project: Peterson / Mevina / Milwaukee

In coordination with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “Building a New Chicago” infrastructure improvement program, and at Alderman Laurino’s request, here is information about an upcoming sewer main construction project in your neighborhood. The old sewer dates back to 1917 and needs to be replaced.


In February 2017, the Department of Water Management’s crews will begin the work to install a new sewer in:

  • N. Peterson Avenue (Nagle-Melvina),
  • W. Melvina Avenue (Peterson-Milwaukee)
  • N. Milwaukee Avenue (Melvina-Holbrook)


Once the City crew has completed their portion of the work, a private contractor will begin the construction of a junction chamber in the intersection of Peterson and Nagle. Restoration will follow.


Impact During Project:

  • When the Department of Water Management is working in the street, they may close or limit it to traffic for safety reasons, but you will always be able to reach your home or business.  
  • Outside of working hours, a travel lane will be left open for local traffic only.
  • The Department of Water Management will post “No Parking” signs as needed during work hours (generally 7am-4pm).  
  • The Department of Water Management are agreeable to parking outside of those hours, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday.  
  • The Department of Water Management will try to preserve as much parking as possible.

The Department of Water Management understands that construction always involves inconveniences and noise, and they will do everything possible to maintain your quality of life throughout these projects, with crews conducting themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors in the course of their presence on your street.

If you have issues or questions during the course of this project, you are encouraged to contact the following:

  • 24-Hour Service and Information Line:  311

  • 39th Ward Office: 773-736-5594

  • DWM Office of Public Affairs:  312-744-6635

More information here. (PDF)

Updates for Sewer Project: Peterson / Mevina / Milwaukee

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