Massive tunnel project underway in Albany Park

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A major project designed to protect Albany Park residents from more bad flooding is underway, and it will include explosions.

A new storm water tunnel will be built 150 feet below the neighborhood.

Explosives will be used to remove bedrock. The blasts will be once a day during the weekday, during daytime hours, every other day, starting in August.

The project will take two years to complete, and cost $70 million.

The city says since 2008, Albany Park has experienced two major floods.