The City of Evanston will begin sealing and rejuvenating areas of asphalt pavement at 18 locations throughout the city the week of Aug. 13.

The project, which is estimated to take five to eight days to complete, is expected to seal 57,000 square yards of pavement.

This project involves spraying a clear liquid sealant on the street which penetrates, rejuvenates and seals the asphalt surface. This process lengthens the pavement life and seals it against water infiltration, an important step in preserving pavement infrastructure.

Once sealant is applied, a coating of limestone screenings or sand will be spread for traction while the material is absorbed. The street will be open for traffic approximately one hour after all steps of the application are finished. Street cleaning of the limestone/sand will typically occur the day after the pavement sealing is completed.

A map showing the locations of the road work project.

Drivers should expect brief street closures in specific work zones as the work crews apply the sealant. “No Parking” restrictions will be in place but should be short in duration and specific to each work area. Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance of when restrictions are enforced, and will be removed as soon as work is completed. The work in each location is anticipated to take one to two hours to complete.

The contractor for this project is Corrective Asphalt Materials, 43W630 Wheeler Road, Sugar Grove.

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