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Joliet crews to remove emerald ash borer-infested trees over weekend

JOLIET – The city of Joliet’s Roadways Division will be performing emerald ash borer-infested tree removal between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in these subdivisions: Riverwalk, Squires Mill, Fiday Road, Caton Ridge, Caton Ridge South, Caton Ridge West, Pheasant Ridge and Sable Ridge, according to a city news release.

The Roadways Division will have four seven-man crews working. Residents are asked to remove all cars from the street and take caution while driving in the tree removal areas.

The work Saturday and Sunday will include tree removal only. Crews will return at a later date to perform stump grinding.

Will Road to close at Kankakee River for bridge replacement

Starting Saturday, Will Road (also known as Covered Bridge Road) will be closed at the Kankakee River for a bridge replacement, according to a news release from the Grundy County Highway Department.

The detour for motorists will be: From Will Road at Pine Bluff Road, take Pine Bluff/Lorenzo Road east to Interstate 55 north, follow I-55 north to Arsenal Road, turn left at the stoplight onto west Frontage Road (marked as I-55 south), turn right onto Frontage Road after 1 mile – do not re-enter I-55 – take Frontage Road south to Blodgett Road, take Blodgett Road west to Will Road.

The project is expected to take about six months. Will County will be administrating the project. For information, call the Will County Highway Department at 815-727-8476.

Yard waste pickup resumes Monday in Joliet

JOLIET – The city of Joliet and Waste Management announced in a news release that yard waste collection will resume effective Monday.

Yard waste pickup will continue every week through Dec. 8.

Residents should place yard waste material out for collection by 7 a.m. on collection day. Yard waste materials can be placed in a rigid, 33-gallon refuse-type container with a “yard waste only” sticker attached or a 32-gallon Kraft disposable-type paper bag.

Yard waste will not be collected in plastic bags or containers larger than 33 gallons.

Free yard waste stickers are available at City Hall, 150 W. Jefferson St.; Certified Warehouse Foods, 118 E. Jackson St.; and Joliet Jewel stores, 1401 W. Jefferson St., 1537 N. Larkin Ave. and 2480 Route 59.

Brush and branches may be placed in refuse-type containers or Kraft paper bags, or may be securely tied with string in bundles not exceeding 4 feet or 50 pounds. No sticker is necessary for bundled yard waste. Unbundled brush and branches will not be collected.

Sod, dog feces, whole trees, stumps, limbs more than 3 inches in diameter and dirt will not be collected.

For information, call 815-724-4000.

Joliet Fire Department conducting first phase of hydrant testing

JOLIET – The Joliet Fire Department is entering the first phase of its annual hydrant testing, according to a news release from the city of Joliet.

The testing program will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The hydrant testing will continue about six weeks, depending on the weather.

During phase one, testing will take place in these areas:

• Station No. 3, 450 E. Laraway Road – bound by Interstate 80 to the north, Gougar Road to the east, Manhattan Road to the south and South Vetter Road to the west;

• Station No. 6, 2049 Oneida St. – bound by Theodore Street to the north, Reed Street to the east, Interstate 80 to the south and Infantry Drive to the west;

• Station No. 9, 2300 Michas Drive – bound by Bazz Drive to the north, Bronk Road to the east, Black Road to the south and County Line Road to the west.

The fire department will take precautions to reduce the effect of possible rusty water. The city will provide a chemical that removes rust from clothes in a washing machine, but affected clothes must not be dried until they have been run through a rinse cycle that includes the chemical.

The chemical will be available for free at any Joliet fire station. Those without transportation can call the water department at 815-724-4220 or the fire department at 815-724-3500.

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