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Here’s A Look At Irving Park, Albany Park And Avondale Street Construction Starting This Year

There will be parking restrictions while crews try to get the work done before the end of November, city officials said.

Some of the construction equipment and debris near Berteau and Richmond on June 25, 2019.
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IRVING PARK — City crews will begin work on major road infrastructure projects this spring in Irving Park, Albany Park and Avondale. 

One of the first projects scheduled for the area is street resurfacing on Sacramento Avenue, between Elston and Milwaukee avenues. Crews are expected to start work on this project between April and June, said Jerry Mandujano, special assistant for the city’s Department of Transportation.

“Generally, these projects typically take three to four months. If something else is going on like a water project overlapping with it that may impact the timing,” Mandujano said.

Weather may also impact the construction timeline. Parking restrictions will be in effect for some of the projects, but the goal is to only have them in place for one to three days while crews work to remove and repave the roads, he said.

Some of the projects may happen at the same time with the goal of getting them all done by November. Once the weather gets colder, crews can’t use asphalt, Mandujano said.

We’ve had so much construction in our ward since we took office,” Ald. Rossana Rodriguez (33rd) said at a recent community meeting. “Having clarity about what a year of construction in the ward looks like is a really good idea. And we will always keep people updated because construction can be an ever evolving process.”

Other major road projects expected to begin in 2021 include:

Irving Park Road between Kimball Avenue to Chicago River

Crews will be repaving Irving Park Road as part of the federally funded 2021 Arterial Resurfacing Program. Neighbors can expect this project to affect parking in the area but street closures are not planned. The city is still working with the Illinois Department of Transportation to confirm start and end dates for this project. 

Sacramento Avenue between Diversey and Elston

Construction is expected to begin between April and June and take about four months to complete. This project will overlap with a Department of Water Management project on Sacramento between Nelson Street and Diversey. This could impact the timeline for the street restoration and re-pavement. 

Kedzie Avenue between Foster and Elston

This long stretch of Kedzie will be repaved as part of CDOT’s Arterial Resurfacing Program between July and November. Neighbors can expect this project will affect parking in the area but there will not be any street closures.

Montrose Avenue between California Avenue to the Chicago River  

This is one of CDOT’s arterial repavement projects with work done between July and November.

Diversey Avenue, between Kedzie and California avenues

This arterial repavement project is expected to begin between July and November. Neighbors can expect this project will impact parking in the area but street closures are not planned. 

For more information on upcoming road construction, go to the 33rd Ward’s website or the Department of Transportation’s interactive map at

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