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Lake Zurich closing Ela Road section 2 weeks for water main work

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Lake Zurich is getting ready to embark on a water main replacement project that'll necessitate closure of a village street for two weeks.

Public Works Manager Michael Brown said a roughly three-block section of Ela Road will be shut down starting Monday, Nov. 4, between Rand Road and Route 22. Plans call for Ela to reopen to traffic the evening of Friday, Nov. 18.

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Brown said Thursday he doesn't anticipate a major disruption to traffic due to the Ela Road closure. A signed detour path will be established on Rand Road to Route 22.

Similarly, Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dale Perrin said the few stores near the section of Ela Road where the work will occur have other access points, so business shouldn't be disrupted.

Lake Zurich's environmental quality control supervisor, Betty Harrison, said much of the water main work will be covered by a $350,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. She said the nearly 50-year-old pipeline serves homes along Pine Avenue and Elm Place, and has reached the end of its useful life span.

Harrison said the neighborhood will receive improved water quality and pressure after the main is replaced.

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