First Avenue lane closures in the coming days

MWRD needs to make repairs to pumps at First/Forest

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By Bob Uphues


UPDATED: Thursday, April 6 at 4:45 p.m.

Riverside Public Works Director Edward Bailey announced on Thursday afternoon, that the MWRD has shifted the schedule for the pump repair work. Work is now slated to start Saturday, April 8 and likely will continue perhaps through Tuesday, April 11. 


The village of Riverside has announced that traffic on First Avenue in the vicinity of Forest Avenue will be restricted to one lane both northbound and southbound beginning Friday, April 7 through Monday, April 10.

Repairs need to be made to underground bypass pumps, which are needed to divert water away from a large intercepting sewer being repaired by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.  

Access to the drop shaft is through a manhole in the northbound lanes of Forest Avenue just north of Forest Avenue.

The lane closures will affect student drop-off and pickup traffic headed to and from Riverside-Brookfield High School, so motorists are being asked patience and to allow time for delays.

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