Joliet Street & Ottawa Street (Jefferson St. to Jackson St.) Water Main Improvement Project to begin August 14, 2023

Work on the Joliet Ottawa Water Main Improvement Project on Joliet Street and Ottawa Street between Jefferson Street and Jackson Street will begin on Monday, August 14, 2023.  The work for this project will proceed in two phases.  The first phase consists of water main replacement on Ottawa Street and has an anticipated completion by November 17, 2023.  The second phase consists of water main replacement on Joliet Street and has an anticipated completion of December 29, 2023.

The project will require significant traffic control to be installed for the duration of the project.  Most of the work is planned for daylight hours and traffic will be able to travel through the construction zone.  However, full road closures and night work will be required periodically throughout the project.  Detour routes will be posted.

Drivers should be prepared for long delays and are reminded to slow down and use extreme caution when driving through the work zone. Obey posted speed limit and signing and watch for workers or flaggers.  For the safety of workers and drivers do not use cell phones or text.

For additional information regarding the City’s Water Main Rehabilitation Program, please visit