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

Editor

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. 

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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.

Contact:
Email: buphues@wjinc.com Twitter: @RBLandmark

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