Project Updates

Water Main Project: Kilpatrick / Knox


New Water Main Project

Project #1201144


WHAT: In early November 2017, Department of Water Management crews will begin the work to install 1528 feet of new 8-inch water main in Kilpatrick and Knox.

WHY: The old water main dates back to 1926 and needs to be replaced. This is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago infrastructure investment program and at Alderman Laurino’s request.


WHEN: Anticipated Start Date = Early November 2017



  • N Kilpatrick Ave (W Peterson Ave yo N Caldwell Ave) 
  • N Knox Ave (W Peterson Ave to N Kilpatrick Ave)

RECEIVE UPDATES: If you would like to receive regular email updates about the progress of the project, please go to to register for the WaterALERT program.  Simply enter your name, email address and the project identification number at the top of this letter. By signing up for the WaterALERT emails, you will be notified as the project enters each new construction phase – from our mobilization of equipment onto the site, to the installation of new pipes, to the final restoration of the street.


  • When crews are 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.
  • “No Parking” will be posted as needed during work hours (generally 7am-4pm).  Parking outside of those hours will be allowed, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday.  Parking space will be preserved as much as possible.
  • Construction always involves inconveniences and noise. Crews will do everything possible to maintain your quality of life throughout these projects, and they will conduct themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors in the course of their presence on your street.

Should you have any questions or concerns, you can either ask the construction foreman during the project, or call any of the following numbers:

  • 24-Hour City Service and Information Line:  311

  • 39th Ward Office:  773-736-5594

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

WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION: When we switch over the services from the old main to the new water main, we will interrupt water service.  We give you 24-hour notice when this is to happen.  However, in the event of an emergency shutdown during construction, we may not be able to give you prior warning.


More information here. (PDF)

Updates for Water Main Project: Kilpatrick / Knox

April 11, 2018

Water main work complete, full restoration forthcoming

The water main replacement is complete, and the street has been temporarily restored with concrete. Full restoration will take place shortly, depending on when weather permits reopening of the asphalt plants.

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