South 4th Street Water Main Improvement Project Phase 1

The City of St. Charles is pleased to inform you that the area near the intersection of Fellows Street and South Fourth Street will be under construction. The project will replace aging water main and new water services will be installed.


The contract for this work has been awarded to A Lamp Concrete Contractors of Schaumburg, IL. Fehr Graham, Inc. will be the on-site engineer performing construction inspections and acting as the field liaison to residents and property owners.  Any questions or concerns may be directed to City of St Charles Public Works at (630) 377-4405.


We are working with the contractor to determine the exact dates, but generally anticipate construction to occur as follows:

Mobilization, Traffic Control Setup and Tree Removal– Week of August 28th

Water Main Construction – Starting on September 5th to October 8th

Concrete and Asphalt Removal and Replacement – October 9th to November 5th 

Landscaping & Final Restoration – November 6th to November 18th

Project Completion Date – November 20th

Please visit the Public Improvements Project page on the City’s website at for information on the start dates and construction updates for each street. 


This project has been divided into four phases to facilitate the completion of the project in a timely manner and with as little disruption to residents and properties as possible:

Daily Road Closures: during the length of this project there will be daily road closures from 7 am – 3 pm

Phase I: Water Main construction includes removal of sections of the roadway, some driveway approaches, curb, and sidewalks. During this phase, the site engineer will provide notification to the impacted home or business.  Please relocate your cars to available parking areas or adjacent side streets by 7:00 AM. Access can resume when the barricades are removed from your driveway.

The City will be coordinating scheduled water shutoffs with impacted customers as part of this project. This will include a door notification of the expected shut down time and dates. The City will make every effort to schedule all water main shutdowns; however, the contractor is replacing a deteriorating water main and unexpected water main breaks can occur, resulting in an emergency water main shutdown.  

With the new water main construction, some water service lines will need to be relocated. The site engineer will be coordinating the replacement of water service lines including any required access.

Phase II: Concrete replacement work includes framing and pouring new curb, sidewalks and concrete aprons that were damaged as part of the project. Please note if you have an existing concrete apron, curb and gutter in front of your driveway, and/or sidewalk across your driveway that is being removed and replaced you will not have driveway access for 3 days (from the date that the concrete is poured).  Please relocate your cars to available parking areas on your street or adjacent side streets by 7:00 AM.  Residents will be notified prior to loss of driveway access.  Access can resume when the barricades are removed from your driveway.

Phase III: Street reconstruction work includes patching the areas damaged as part of the project. With this project the City is not replacing the entire roadway. This work will include pavement milling, new asphalt pavement, and asphalt driveway replacements. This phase will begin as soon as the concrete in the previous phase has gained sufficient strength to support construction equipment.  It is anticipated that you will have access to your property at all times during this phase.  However, due to the limited space and the moving construction process, access to your property may be delayed at times.  Please allow ample time for relocation of your vehicle and for temporary delays that may occur.  To assure that work is performed in a timely manner, please do not park vehicles on the street, or within 30 feet of the Street on side streets during construction hours 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

Phase IV:  The fourth phase will involve parkway restoration.  All areas disturbed by construction will be restored. A recommended seed maintenance and watering schedule will be available on the project website.

Due to the scope, complexity, and nature of this work, as well as the unpredictability of weather, some delays and disruptions may occur.  There may be times when no work is occurring on your street. We ask for your understanding during these times; work is being coordinated and anticipated to be finished by the completion date.  All work is weather dependent.


Please note that all work will be performed within the City right-of-way.  If you have any type of existing features within the City right-of-way area (i.e. sprinkler system, landscape features, special decorative rocks, brick driveways, electronic “invisible” dog fence, etc.), precautions should be taken by you, the homeowner, to remove or store these items right away to assure that they are not damaged. The City will not repair or replace private appurtenances left within the City right-of-way.


Mail and Garbage service will not be interrupted during construction.  Please leave your garbage at the end of your driveway on your normally scheduled pick up day by 6 am, as pick may occur earlier than normal to avoid the construction work.


The City appreciates your continued cooperation and patience during this large-scale project. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Public Works. (630) 377-4405 or via email .

Thank you for your help and understanding throughout this construction project.  We know you will be better served by these improvements and look forward to serving you in the future.

Update - 10/16/23

Anticipated construction work for the weeks of October 16 - October 30

Please note:  All work contingent on weather 

Week of October 16

Monday, 10/16/23 - Curb and sidewalk poured adjacent to the pavement replacement

Tuesday, 10/17/23 - Concrete pours in the prepared roadways sections.

Wednesday, 10/28/23 - additional pour if needed

Three days required for concrete to set-up

Week of October 23 

Monday, 10/23 - remove curb, sidewalk and pavement

Update - 10/6/23

Starting Monday, October 9, the contractor will begin the road restoration portion of the project which is expected to last two to three weeks.

The road restoration will include daily road closures from 7:15 am to 3:00 pm. During the off hours, only westbound traffic will be allowed on Fellows Street between S. 4th and S. 3rd Streets.

In addition, only northbound traffic will be allowed on S. 4th Street from Gray to Fellows Street.

A detour route will include the use of McKinley St, S. 3rd Street and Gray Street. 

Update - 9/28/23

Beginning early next week, the City and the contractor will be conducting two water shutoffs to switch to the new water main.

Shortly after that is completed, the contractor will start final concrete and asphalt restorations.

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