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City sewer project along Rock Run Greenway Trail Nearing an End



A Rock Run Greenway Trail closure caused by the City of Joliet's sewer improvement project is drawing to a close, according to city officials

The portion of the sewer work that is affecting the trail began January 6 and is expected to end in mid-July, according to the city's latest estimate.

The closure has affected a section of the trail Joliet Junior College owns on its campus and a portion owned by the Forest Preserve District.

A detour is posted directing trail users to Houbolt Road as a path alternative from Olympic Boulevard north to McDonough Street. The trail section from McDonough Street north to Jefferson Street has been closed intermittently for short periods.

The city warns that trail users should not enter the work zone and they should use extreme caution while they are in the project's vicinity.

The work is part of the city’s five-year sewer rehabilitation plan.

According to a press release issued by the city, "The project will restore the structural integrity of the sanitary sewer interceptor and reduce the amount of rain water entering the sanitary system."

Anyone who has questions about the city's sewer project should contact Owen Dean with the Joliet Department of Public Utilities at 815.724.4254. 

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