Alas, just when i was anticipating a quiet post-substation summer and basking in the luxury of open streets and lots of parking spaces! Someone on the substation crew told me this morning that a crew from the city Water Management Department had been scoping out Farwell Ave. in anticipation of replacing the water mains fromAshland to Sheridan beginning within the next couple of weeks. All i can say is: "Noo-oo-oooo!" Will this never end? I've seen the water main work being done around Loyola Ave. and had read a notice from Joe Moore's office, but somehow completely missed the fact that Farwell was on the list. I was going to post the official announcement from the Water Management Department, but i checked their website and the most recent list they've posted is for May. Because Chicago. At any rate, here is a link to the alderman's post. Be alert for last-minute signs about parking restrictions. Because, once again, Chicago.
And, as though that weren't enough, i came across this notice posted to a utility pole.
To summarize: there will be noise, noise, and louder noise, plus work lights and restricted access in some areas. I'm really beginning to regret the fact that i was too broke to take that vacation to a secluded spot somewhere in Montana this summer. Hang in there, folks; at some point, all this work has got to come to an end.