City of Chicago Locating
Subsurface Utility Engineering
The City of Chicago DIGGER system was established to prevent contractors and private citizens from hitting any existing utilities while digging. Ardmore Roderick entered a 5‐year agreement with the City of Chicago to locate underground utilities for DIGGER within the public right‐of‐way for improvements performed by public and private entities. Utilities to be located include water mains and service lines, sewer, street light cable, traffic signal cables, OEMC and fiber optic cables.
Ardmore Roderick currently employs a staff of 10 to assist in locating utilities year-round, as well as investigating damages to the City’s utility network and identifying which party caused the damage.