You might call it Mount McCormick – that huge mound of rubble from the McCormick Boulevard repaving project now piled where Grant Street ends at Green Bay Road.


You might call it Mount McCormick – that huge mound of rubble from the McCormick Boulevard repaving project now piled where Grant Street ends at Green Bay Road.


But whatever you call it, it may not be there for long.

The pile is there because the city learned it could save money on the repaving project by recycling the old road surface into aggregate that can become part of the new road.

Public Works Director David Jennings says the mound will be moved to the former site of the city’s vehicle inspection station across the canal on Ashland Avenue, as soon as a lease agreement with the Metropolitan Water Resources District is completed. After the resurfacing project is done, the inspection station site will be used to expand Twiggs Park.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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