Construction is planned to start the week of May 1, 2023 on Nordica Avenue between Jonquil Terrace and Oakton Street. Drivers should expect delays in the area as work begins on rehabilitating the watermain network in the area. Residents should be mindful of parking restrictions that may change daily in the area during construction. The watermain lining project is planned to be completed by mid-August, with a street resurfacing project to begin shortly after.
The Village of Niles is rehabilitating the Lawrencewood Gardens watermain network. The project area is bounded by Oakton Street on the north, Nordica Avenue on the west, Jonquil Terrace to the south, and the Cook County Forest Preserve on the east. The watermain in the Lawrencewood neighborhood water system often experiences water main breaks and is in need of repair. Watermain breaks in this area are especially difficult and disruptive to repair due to the tight quarters. The goal of this watermain project is to improve the reliability of the system while minimizing construction impacts to the neighborhood.
The Village has selected a "design-build" alternative project method due to the uniqueness of lining 4" watermains and the desire to complete the work in 2023.