Department of Water Management repaves 53rd Street

By AARON GETTINGER

The Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) announced that water main replacements requiring street surface stripping and repaving scheduled for this summer will take place on Blackstone Avenue from 53rd to 55th streets, Harper Avenue from 53rd to 55th streets, 55th Street from Cornell to Harper avenues, 54th Place from Dorchester to Lake Park avenues, and 54th Street from Dorchester to Harper avenues.

Crews repaved 53rd Street in Downtown Hyde Park last Friday. Gary Litherland, DWM Director of Public Affairs, said that 1,068 feet of eight-inch water main had been replaced there last winter, but now was the earliest the Department could repave the street.

a.gettinger@hpherald.com