Crews from J.A. Johnson Paving of Arlington Heights are about two-thirds of the way through a spring project designed to patch streets at 123 different locations around Evanston.

We watched a crew earlier this week on Ashland Avenue as they ground up the top two inches of damaged pavement and then replaced it with a fresh, smooth asphalt surface.

From grinding the old surface to tamping down the new with a roller, the whole process takes only about an hour at most locations.

The project is funded with $600,000 in motor fuel tax funds. City officials say that by the time they’re finished, the crews will have repaired 26,000 square yards of pavement.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Don’t forget Hinman

    I am glad to learn that many streets in Evanston are being resurfaced… However, one street that has been chronically neglected is the 500, 600, 700 and 800 blocks of Hinman Ave… just atrocious! I was very surprised to see road resurfacing signs for the 800 block of South Boulevard which IMHO is in very good condition. I hope Hinman can get the attention it deserves. Respectfully, Brian G. Becharas

    1. Patching Not Resurfacing

      They are patching large spots on some of the streets around me (elmwood.Sherman,reba for a few). They fill in a large spot and ignore the one 10 feet away/

  2. Minority workers

    Great to see the streets getting patched, since as residents we pay a lot of property taxes for this type of service. My only concern is that even a cursory look at the work crews will reveal that these companies that do this kind of work for the city, seems to be having a devil of a time finding minority workers.

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