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Civic Center roof work back on track

After a delay caused by an area-wide construction workers strike, work has resumed on replacing the Evanston Civic Center’s roof.

Aldermen tonight are scheduled to vote on a change order to the $1.48 million contract to spend an additional $58,511 to repair water damage to the roof structure discovered when the old roof surface was removed.

After a delay caused by an area-wide construction workers strike, work has resumed on replacing the Evanston Civic Center’s roof.

Aldermen tonight are scheduled to vote on a change order to the $1.48 million contract to spend an additional $58,511 to repair water damage to the roof structure discovered when the old roof surface was removed.

The city’s project manager for the roof project, Stefanie Levine, says the contractor has done about one-third of the work of tearing off the old slate shingles and installing a plywood base for the new asphalt shingles on the north wing of the building.

She says crews are also removing and replacing the built-in gutter liners and rebuilding parts of the gutter and cornice framing as needed. They’ve also taken down old downspounts and are tuckpointing the brickwork around the downspout locations.

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