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Evanston aldermen this week approved a $2.6 million contract to make repairs at the the city’s three downtown parking garages.

The project has been in the works for two years, after staff initially discovered some signs of deterioration  from weather, de-icing chemicals and vehicle use and hired a structural engineering firm to determine the amount of work required.

The work, by Bulley & Andrews LLC of Chicago, is scheduled to start in mid-July and be completed before the end of the year. All the garages are scheduled to remain in use during the project.

It involves installing a waterproof membrane coating in vehicle traffic lanes of the garage to reduce future damage to the structures and a variety of concrete repair and other work.

Money for the project is to come from the city’s parking fund and the Washingotn National tax increment financing district.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Um, how old are these?

    And how typical is the wear?  Shouldn't de-icing chemicals and other factors be taken into consideration during initial construction?

    And again, how old are the stucture's showing the wear, especially if the project was "in the works" since two years ago?

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