Beginning Monday, May 8, construction work will start on S Blaine Street and S Warren Street for the Year 2 Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Project. No parking will be allowed on S Blaine Street and S Warren Street between W Howett Street and W Butler Street during this phase of the project.
The CSO Control Year 2 project is a two-year project that has a completion date of Fall 2024. The first year of the CSO Control Year 2 project will focus on the area between W Howett Street, W Kettelle Street, S Western Avenue, and S McArthur Highway. Construction will start on S Blaine Street and S Warren Street and move East through the project limits.
The CSO Year 2 Project is part of the effort to reduce CSO discharges into the Illinois River as part of a federal consent decree with the U.S. EPA. CSO Control projects use green infrastructure to reduce stormwater flow into storm sewers and reduce the CSO discharge into the Illinois River.
More information on the City’s CSO Control Projects can be found here.