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Feb 03

Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen: Construction Notice #2 Road Closure

Posted on February 3, 2016 at 2:37 PM by Amanda Stuber


Road Closure notices were hand delivered today to residents along First Street. 

Construction Notice #2- First Street Road Closure

Work is tentatively scheduled to begin February 8, 2016
on First Street for the Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project. Message boards have been placed to notify the public that First St. will be closed to thru traffic between West Ave. and Myrtle Ave. While all work is weather dependent, it is anticipated that work on First St. will be substantially completed near the beginning of April. 

Restrictions during this Stage of construction on First Street are:

1)    First Street will be closed to thru traffic from West Ave. to west of Myrtle Ave.
2)    The will be NO PARKING allowed on First Street between West Ave. and Myrtle Ave.
3)    All traffic needing to access the streets between West Ave. and Myrtle Ave. will have to come from Second Street.  There will be a Posted Detour Route between Myrtle Ave. and West Ave. directing traffic to Second St.
4)    The alley entrance on First Street between Myrtle Ave. and Walnut Ave. will remain open to local traffic except for the time that the sewer installation crosses that alley entrance.  During this time, it may be necessary to restrict access to that alley during the working hours of 7AM to 6PM.
5)    When the sewer construction is at Myrtle Ave., the railroad crossing will be closed to traffic during the working hours to provide for sufficient room for the contractor to install a large underground chamber in that intersection.  Notification of this closing will occur 48 hours prior.
6)    Until you are notified of change, refuse and recycling service will be scheduled as normal. 
7)    If driveway access needs to be closed or restricted for any reason, the City will notify you 48 hours in advance. Along with the notice, the City will provide two (2) parking permits for overnight parking on adjacent streets.   
8)    If you have sprinkler systems in the parkway in front of your house, please contact Patrick Kielty (contact information below). To avoid damage to parkway sprinkler systems, the City will request that the location of lawn sprinkler systems be marked by the homeowner with bright-colored paint or flags.  Paint or flags can be supplied, if necessary.

Please be aware of the workers and the construction traffic.  On a daily basis, there will be a significant amount of truck traffic that will haul excavated materials out, haul in stone or sand backfill, deliver large concrete pipe and precast structures.  Please take every precaution to stay clear.  

If you have any questions as to how this closure will affect you, please feel free to reach out to Patrick Kielty, Resident Engineer (Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.)  at 847-833-7648, or Rob Bielaski, City of Elmhurst Civil Engineer at 630-530-3018.

To stay informed of all road closures, be sure to register for Road Closure Alerts through Notify Me to receive notices via email or text. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation during this public benefit project.