The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways will begin the 151st Street over Boca Rio Ditch Culvert Replacement and Channel Improvement Project the week of June 5. Crews will be replacing the existing culverts carrying Boca Rio ditch under 151st Street with a new precast concrete box culvert to improve ditch drainage and create a cost-effective and more attractive storm water collection system. Learn more about the project by viewing the Public Information Slideshow.
Closures and Detours
During construction of the culvert and the pavement replacement, 151st Street will be closed to through traffic. Through traffic will be detoured to 147th Street by way of Central Avenue and Oak Park Avenue.
During construction, Boca Rio Drive will also be closed. Access to the neighborhood will be maintained by way of Condado Drive and Hillside Avenue to the east and Ridgeland Avenue, Spruce Lane, Willow Lane and Chestnut Lane to the west.
View the Construction Notice.
Project updates will be shared on the city’s website, social media platforms, and weekly e-Briefs newsletter. The project is anticipated to run through November.
Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways Construction Bureau
69 W. Washington Street – 24th Floor,
Chicago, IL 60602