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For residents who live on specified streets near Wrigley Field, complimentary residential parking is available for you at the Cubs Green Lot on Grace Street during construction. Please contact the Cubs to obtain a permit for use of the lot. Learn more »

Work starts on the bleacher steel and concrete

OCT. 12, 2014

Work on the bleacher steel and concrete begins this week. Crews will adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Excavation work in the Red/Purple lot will also begin this week. Clark Street will remain open to traffic in both directions, though the east sidewalk will be closed and barriers may extend a few feet into the street. The west sidewalk will remain open.

Temporary fencing has been installed along the east curb on Sheffield from Addison to Waveland. Fencing continues diagonally from the southeast corner of Waveland and Sheffield to the northwest corner, and westbound on Waveland to the east side of the fire station located at the corner of Waveland and Seminary. Beginning Oct. 24, Waveland between Clark and Seminary will be reduced to one lane, eastbound traffic only. In case of an emergency, arrangements are in place for exit and entrance of emergency vehicles.

Work starts on exterior outfield walls

OCT. 8, 2014

Work began Oct. 6 on the exterior outfield walls along Waveland and Sheffield avenues. Historic bricks have been identified and are being saved. In the week ahead, this work will continue as the wall is moved to its new location.

As you know, the Cubs have committed to playing in Wrigley Field during the four-year restoration and expansion plan. Therefore, work which affects the ballpark must be undertaken during baseball offseasons. This means work throughout the winter months when construction outdoors can be hampered by weather. Accordingly, construction plans call for work on the project to take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and include work on certain weekends. Work will adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. As the project progresses, work hours may be extended during specific timeframes, if needed.

Public works and utility infrastructure work progresses

Peoples Gas and the City of Chicago Department of Water Management continue work this week to relocate underground public works and utility infrastructure in support of the project. The utility companies do not anticipate any major service disruptions. If there are disruptions to service, the utility companies will attempt to contact property owners directly.

Update on vehicle and pedestrian traffic

For the last few weeks, portions of Waveland and Sheffield avenues have been closed to vehicle traffic. Pedestrian traffic remains open on sidewalks along the north side of Waveland Avenue and the east side of Sheffield Avenue. While we hope to minimize impact on the community, it was necessary to close these streets in the initial phase to accommodate work on the Budweiser Bleachers. These street closures will remain in effect until construction on this portion of the ballpark concludes.

We continue to work with Alderman Tunney’s office and the Chicago Department of Transportation to accommodate traffic on neighboring streets. All streets other than Waveland and Sheffield avenues remain open. Since access to Waveland Avenue is closed, we have worked with the City to allow use of the alley between Kenmore and Seminary avenues to facilitate easier exit from Kenmore during construction. Pepper Construction is using property east of the alley between Sheffield and Kenmore and will maintain an open lane to allow vehicles exiting Kenmore direct access to Sheffield. The Cubs have committed to snow removal during the winter to make sure this access is maintained and inconvenience is minimized during construction.

We look forward to the start of these exciting plans for restoration and expansion of Wrigley Field. We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to work with you to make Wrigleyville a great place to live, work and visit.

Street closures

SEPT. 24, 2014

Beginning Friday, Sept. 26, Waveland and Sheffield avenues will be closed to vehicle traffic. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed on sidewalks along the north side of Waveland and the east side of Sheffield. While we hope to minimize impact on the community, it is necessary to close these streets in the initial phase to accommodate the demolition of the Wrigley Field bleachers and subsequent reconstruction. These street closures will remain in effect until construction on this portion of the ballpark concludes.

The team is working with Alderman Tunney’s office and the Chicago Department of Transportation to accommodate traffic on Clifton, Kenmore and Seminary avenues. There were signs posted recently that indicate no parking on Kenmore, however, our talks with CDOT do not include any plans to strip parking on any of the residential streets along Waveland (Clifton Ave., Seminary Ave., Kenmore Ave.). More information on this will be provided shortly.

Waveland and Sheffield street closures

AUG. 18, 2014

 

This week, portions of Waveland and Sheffield avenues will be closed. Soon, the City of Chicago will begin relocating underground water and sewer infrastructure in preparation for the renovation and expansion of Wrigley Field. The street closures won’t impact ballpark access or gameday operations so fans do not have to adjust their travel routines going to and from Cubs games. As a reminder, Cubs fans are strongly encouraged to use public transportation. As the season concludes, we will begin the Budweiser Bleacher expansion project.

Residential Parking on Waveland and Sheffield

As outlined in the Wrigley Field expansion plan, residential street parking will no longer be available on non-event days along Waveland and Sheffield. To assist affected neighbors, the Cubs will offer free residential parking on non-event days in the Green Lot at 1126 W. Grace. Residents in the area bordered by Addison on the South, Racine/Clark to the West, Irving Park on the North and Wilton on the East can come to the Cubs office at 3721 N. Clark and fill out a neighbor parking application and receive a sticker which will allow Green Lot access. To be issued a Green Lot sticker, residents must have a valid City of Chicago vehicle sticker and proof of address.

*These articles have been updated as needed as work progresses.

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