Downer Place Closed for Sewer Work starting June 15

Downer Place will be closed between Lake Street and River Street for three weeks starting on Monday, June 15.  Detours will be posted using Benton Street as an alternate route.


The temporary closure is part of a larger sewer replacement project on Lake Street. During this project, crews have been replacing 2,400 feet of sewer with a separated sewer system designed to separate rainwater and sewage during storms and alleviate sewage backups in basements and pollution discharged into the Fox River.


The Downer Place closure is expected to last approximately three weeks. The entire Lake Street project is anticipated to be complete by the end of August.