Major intersection gets pedestrian safety improvements


Starting next week a contractor for the City of Evanston will be making pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Emerson Street and Green Bay Road.

The work will include tightening the turning radius at the intersection and moving the pedestrian crossing on Green Bay Road closer to the intersection with Emerson. In addition, the lanes on Green Bay will be realigned and the pedestrian signal post will be relocated closer to the intersection.

The project is funded by the general obligation bond fund and there will be no direct charge to adjacent property owners.

The entire project is expected to be completed by third week of September.

Both streets will remain open to traffic during the construction project. No parking signs will be posted noting the project work schedule.

City officials say the construction activities will create some inconvenience for abutting residents, but workers will attempt to minimize these problems. The work is not anticipated to permanently impact any existing on-street parking in the area.

The contractor for this street improvement is Schroeder & Schroeder Inc., located at 7306 Central Park Ave. in Skokie.

The project is under the supervision of the City of Evanston’s Division of Transportation and the Resident Engineer in the field will be Pankaj Chokshi who will be directly responsible for all aspects of the construction.

Residents with questions can contact the resident engineer at 3-1-1.

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