In the early morning on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, a large water main broke under the northbound lanes of Mattis Avenue between Anita Drive and Bloomington Road. By Tuesday afternoon, Illinois American Water and Cross Construction had completed the repair. There is pavement damage in both northbound lanes of Mattis Avenue that will require extensive removal and replacement.
One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue will remain closed over the weekend and through Friday, September 17, 2010 at 3 p.m. in order to accommodate the pavement restoration. Due to the extent of the damage, both northbound lanes of Mattis Avenue will occasionally be closed, shifting northbound traffic into the center lane from Monday, September 13, through Friday, September 17, 2010. One northbound lane of traffic will be maintained at all times.