4/1/2021 - Repair of Water Valve at E. 16th St. & S. Ohio Ave. Will Result in a Water Boil Advisory for Some Residents from Mon. Apr. 5 Through Tues. Apr. 6, 2021
Due to construction work to place a new water main and valve into service a Water Boil Advisory will be in effect from Mon. Apr. 5 at 7:00 a.m. until testing is complete on Tues. Apr. 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. along both sides of S. Ohio Ave. from E. 13th St. to E. 20th St. and on E. 16th St. from S. Ohio Ave. to S. Washington Ave.
Travelers in the area of the intersection of E. 16th St. and S. Ohio Ave. this weekend, Apr. 2 through Apr. 4, 2021 will notice water in the roadway as a water distribution system valve has failed. The failed valve and associated water main were originally scheduled for abandonment on April 5-6, 2021. After the valve failed, it was determined that the parts for the scheduled replacement will be available for installation on Monday, April 5,2021 and until that time water will continue to be visible on the roadway.
On Mon. Apr. 5 and Tues. Apr. 6, 2021, travelers in the area around the E. 16th St. and S. Ohio Ave. intersection are encouraged to plan for use of alternate routes to avoid delays due to workers and equipment in and along the roadway.
We apologize for any inconvenience this equipment failure may have caused and for the lane restrictions on E. 16th allowing for completion of these improvements to the water utility services in the area. This work is weather and equipment dependent and may be affected by inclement weather or equipment breakdowns.