Elmhurst intersection to close for construction starting Wednesday

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SHARE Elmhurst intersection to close for construction starting Wednesday

A construction and improvement project will close the intersection of Madison Street and Berkley Avenue in west suburban Elmurst for five business days starting Wednesday morning.

Starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, the city will continue work on the Southwest Elmhurst Wet Weather Control Facility and will install an 18-inch force main pipe from Berkley onto Madison, according to a statement from the city of Elmhurst.

On business days from Wednesday, March 4, to Tuesday, March 10, the intersection of Madison and Berkley will be closed “due to the technical and difficult nature of the work and to ensure safety at the worksite during pipe installation,” the statement said.

During the construction, traffic will be detoured via Hawthorne Avenue, Wilson Street and Fairview Avenue, according to the statement. Roads will be open to all traffic and access to all driveways at the end of each workday.

The city referred to the work as “critical” to this summer’s scheduled completion of the facility, which should provide “sanitary sewer backup relief for more than 2,300 homes.”

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