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Welcome to the City of Des Plaines Construction Update Blog.
This site will contain up to date information on all road construction within the City of Des Plaines.

Jul 18

2014 Contract A – Construction Update 7/21/14

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 1:51 PM by Becka Shipp

All work is weather permitting.  Unknown utility conflicts may also cause delays.

Seegers Road

The new water main is now in the testing phase.  The main will be flushed, pressurized and then chlorinated.  The testing procedure is expected to take 4-5 days.  Once the main is approved by the IEPA, the contractor will begin transferring the water services.  There will also be various water main shut downs scheduled to make final connections to the new and old system.   Residents and businesses will be notified once the schedule has been set.  

No other work is scheduled for this week.

Henry Avenue

The contractor will continue installing fire hydrants at various locations this week.  Various water main shut downs will be required.

Water main shut downs have been scheduled for the following:


Monday, 7/21, 9am to 1pm – Henry (from Cora to White)

Click here for the notification->Water Shut Down - Henry (Cora-White)

The contractor will also be surveying the sanitary sewers in order to determine necessary repairs.  The contractor may complete various sanitary sewer point repairs.

Whitcomb Avenue
The contractor will begin installing the water main work on July 21.  They will begin with the segment from Cora to Center.  Click here for the notification->Whitcomb - Water Main Installation

The contractor will also be surveying the sanitary sewers in order to determine necessary repairs.  The contractor may complete various sanitary sewer point repairs.

Jul 18

2013 Contract A – Construction Update 7/21/14

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 1:51 PM by Becka Shipp

All work is weather permitting.  Unknown utility conflicts may also cause delays.

Des Plaines River Road

The contractor will continue with roadway patching this week.  New traffic configurations may be set up to accommodate the restoration work.
Jul 11

2014 Contract A – Construction Update 7/14/14

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 4:15 PM by Becka Shipp

All work is weather permitting.  Unknown utility conflicts may also cause delays.

Seegers Road

The contractor will continue installing storm sewer between Fourth and the railroad tracks.  They will also complete various storm sewer repairs at various locations.

Henry Avenue

The contractor will resume installing fire hydrants at various locations this week.  They will also begin water valve replacements.  Various water main shut downs will be required.

Water main shut downs have been scheduled for the following:


Monday 7/14, 9am to 1pm – Henry (from Center to Cora) and Center (from Walnut to Henry)

Click here for the notification->Water Shut Down - Henry (Center-Cora) and Center (Walnut-Henry)

Tuesday 7/15, 9am to 1pm – Henry (Cora to River)

Click here for the notification->Water Shut Down - Henry (Cora-River)

Wednesday 7/16, 9am to 1pm - Henry (from Center to White) and Center (from Walnut to Henry)
Click here for the notification-> Water Shut Down - Henry (Center-White) and Center (Walnut-Henry)

Thursday 7/17, 9am to 1pm – Henry (from Center to Cora) and Center (from Walnut to Henry)
Click here for the notification->Water Shut Down -Henry (Center-Cora) and Center (Walnut-Henry)

Friday 7/18, RESCHEDULED FOR 7/21 9am to 1pm – Henry (Cora to White)
Click here for the notification->Water Shut Down - Henry (Cora-White)

Additional shut downs will be scheduled next week if necessary.

Whitcomb Avenue

The contractor will begin layout and saw cutting of pavement next week.  The contractor anticipates water main work may begin the week of July 21.  More information will be available once the schedule has been set.

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