Nicor work within the Central Business District will begin on Monday, July 18. Specifically, crews will begin the installation of the main line gas main on the east side of La Grange Road working south from Burlington Avenue to Cossitt Avenue. Nicor’s contractor plans to work on La Grange Road on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and will avoid work on Thursday due to the Farmer’s Market. Coordination with the businesses and residents in this area has been ongoing.
The overall project consists of the replacement of aging gas mains and other gas infrastructures in the area bounded by Burlington Avenue, Maple Avenue, the IHB Railroad, and 6th Avenue as part of an infrastructure improvement program called Investing in Illinois: A Nicor Gas System Improvement Initiative. This work is expected to be completed over the next several months.
The scope of work will include replacement of aging gas mains, moving meters from the inside of homes to the outside, upgrading storage systems and improving the gas pressure delivery system. Generally, new gas mains and services will be installed on each block and to each home or business through a process called directional boring. Directional boring is a trenchless technology that reduces the amount of open cut excavation and subsequent restoration.
Once the gas mains and services have been installed, Nicor will restore all roadways, parkways, sidewalks and private landscaping. Work is generally scheduled to occur Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Additional information regarding the gas main installation and impact on private gas service will be provided to you by Nicor.
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. We will work with Nicor Gas as much as possible to minimize the inconveniences associated with this project.
Should you have any questions about the project please contact the Nicor construction supervisor, Jason Jarka at (630) 317-1749. Nicor can also be reached by calling their Investing in Illinois hotline number at (630) 388-3333 or by visiting their website at www.nicorgas.com/residential/work-in-your-neighborhood. Alternatively, you can also call the Department of Public Works at (708) 579- 2328 with any questions, comments or concerns.