Chicago Department of Transportation

Utility Design at Damen/Elston/Fullerton Intersection

Chicago, IL

The intersection of Damen, Elston and Fullerton is one of the most heavily congested, accident-prone intersections in the City of Chicago. In addition to making roadway improvements, including an intersection re-route, 1,200 LF of new 16-inch watermain and 1,700 LF of new 12-inch watermain were designed for the reconfigured leg of the intersection on Elston Avenue, as well as 1,600 LF of combined sewers. The intersection re-route allows the City to construct new off-line sewers and eliminates the need to remove the existing junction chamber on Fullerton Avenue, which would have required a costly, three-year construction period.

Project highlights

  • Innovative re-route of two existing intersection legs to create three traditional intersections
  • Extensive coordination with Chicago Department of Water Management and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
  • Design of 1,200 LF of new 16″ watermain, 1,700 LF of new 12″ watermain and 1,600 LF of combined sewers