Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Traffic will be detoured in the 2400 block of Lake Street for four hours today while crews repair a water main break.
Motorists should expect detours on Lake Street today as crews repair a water main break, according to city officials. Water was shut down in the 2400 block of Lake Street at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday and would remain off for the next four hours, city officials said. The work would require intermittent closures of Lake Street between Fowler Avenue and the alley to the west of King Lab School. Traffic would be detoured down the alley.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
City crews were tackling two water main breaks on Wednesday afternoon.
Two water mains broke in Evanston around rush hour Wednesday, one on Dodge Avenue and the other on Lake Street. Crews isolated the first break in front of the Levy Center, at 300 Dodge Avenue, around 4:15 p.m., according to Lara Biggs, a superintendent with the city's utilities department. Traffic was backed up until about 4:45 p.m., when crews redirected it through the parking lanes. Once the water receded, Biggs said it was obvious that the road had buckled some due to the force of the water. City engineers will return in the morning to assess the damage and the scope of repairs that might be needed. Crews shut down a second break, in front of King Lab School at 2405 Lake Street, around 6:15 p.m., Biggs said. City workers planned to …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Public works crews have repaired a total of eight water main breaks on Central Street between Cowper and Central Park avenue within the past two days.
Eight leaks appeared within 48 hours on a four-block stretch of Central Street when a water main blew out Monday afternoon. The city’s utilities department arrived to work on the first leak, at 3131 Central Street, around 3 p.m. Monday. A crew shut down the valve at the intersection of Central and Lawndale streets so they could repair the leak, according to a press release from City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz. But just after they closed the valve, around 4:30 p.m. three new leaks appeared, at 3217, 3057 and 3049 Central. While crews repaired the leaks, residents of the 3100, 3200 and 3000 block of Central Street all experienced water service interruption ranging from two to three hours in duration, according to the release. Between noon and …