Project Updates

Water Main Project: Hamlin & Berteau

In coordination with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago infrastructure investment program, and at Alderman Ramirez-Rosa’s and Alderman Laurino’s request, I would like to provide you with information about an upcoming water main construction project in your neighborhood.

Water Main Replacement Project #1301090

  • Project Description: Department of Water Management crew have begun work to install 1,678 feet of new 8-inch water main. The old water main dates back to 1896, and needs to be replaced.
  • Affected Areas: N Hamlin Ave (W Montrose Ave to N Elston Ave) and W Berteau Ave (N Hamlin Ave to N Central Park Ave)

Get 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 (#1301090).
  • 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.

Traffic Considerations:

  • While working in the street, crews 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.
  • Crews will post “No Parking” signs 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.  They will try to preserve as much parking space as possible.

Best Practices:

  • Construction always involves inconveniences and noise, but crews will do everything possible to maintain your quality of life throughout these projects. Conducting themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors in the course of their presence on your street is top priority.

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
  • 35th Ward Office:  773-887-3772
  • 39th Ward Office:  773-736-5594
  • DWM Office of Public Affairs:  312-744-6635

Learn more here. (PDF)

Updates for Water Main Project: Hamlin & Berteau

April 25, 2018


Restoration will be taking place soon.

May 31, 2018

Project Complete!

Thank you for your patience and cooperation through this important infrastructure project, as well as your participation in our project notifications initiative.

Under the leadership of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and through the Building a New Chicago infrastructure improvement program, the Department of Water Management (DWM) is the midst of a 10-year capital program that includes:

  • Nearly 900 miles of water main replaced
  • Nearly 750 miles of sewer main replaced or relined
  • More than 140,000 sewer structures repaired or relined
  • More than 200,000 water meter installations

In this year alone, DWM plans to replace more than 90 miles of water mains and 22 miles of sewer mains in neighborhoods all across Chicago.

If you have questions about this project or the project notifications program, please email Helpdesk.

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