Water, electrical work in Loop intersection to last until December

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The replacement of a 100-year-old water main is one of two projects that will partially close a downtown instersection starting Monday, the city’s Dept. of Transportation announced.

Utility and water main upgrades near the northwest corner of LaSalle and Washington streets will span from Monday evening through Dec. 21, CDOT said in a release.

The Dept. of Water Management will replace a 100-year-old water main, CDOT said. Crews will be working on Washington from LaSalle to Wells, which will close the northernmost lane on Washington.

Also, ComEd is scheduled to replace a “major” underground electrical vault, requiring traffic on LaSalle approaching Washington to merge into one lane through the intersection, CDOT said.

Traffic control aides will help direct traffic through the duration of the projects.

Suggested detours include taking Monroe and Lake eastbound, Wells or Clark southbound and Franklin or Dearborn northbound.

Southbound CTA buses on LaSalle will be rerouted at Wacker Drive to Clark and Adams streets before turn back to LaSalle. Buses that head north on LaSalle or east on Washington will stick to their normal route.

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