Utility connection work for the new Robert Crown Community Center will require Main Street to be reduced to one lane on Saturday, according to the weekly report from the project’s construction manager.

But flaggers will be in place, it said, to control both eastbound and westbound Main Street traffic flow.

Foundation system installation, site utility work, and street utility connection work kept workers busy last week, and much of that work will continue next week, the report stated.

In addition, installation will begin on a storm water detention system.

Saturday work is planned tomorrow for a utility service connection on Main Street and base course paving of the western portion of the new parking lot.

Utility installations that involve cutting, excavating, and patching the roadway are expected to continue to affect traffic on Main Street, Dodge Avenue, and Lee Street through Monday, the report stated.

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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