The Morton Grove Niles Water Commission today announced that it plans to begin asbesos removal work at the former Shore School site at 2525 Church St. in Evanston about May 14.

The vacant school is to be torn down to make way for a pump station for the supply system that’s to deliver water from Evanston to Morton Grove and Niles.

Demolition work on the school is expected to start about May 25 and be completed by June 20.

A map provided by the water commission showing the area of the project.

A news release from the commission says that work will typically be conducted between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and that construction traffic will only be allowed southbound on McDaniel Avenue by trucks exiting the site from the property’s southern-most entrance and that no northbound traffic or staging will be allowed on McDaniel.

The statement says pedestrian access to homes will remain open at all times and that parking will only be temporarily impacted when new gas and sewer connections are installed along McDaniel.

Pump station construction is expected to continue through Spring 2019.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Minority Contractors?
    I wonder how many minority contractors and construction workers that firm from Naperville will bring to this project. Did our mayor, city manager, or aldermen even bring this up to Morton Grove Niles Water Commission(MGNWC)? It’s enough of an insult that they shoved this industrial project into a residential minority neighborhood without any input from the residents, now we also have this indignancy.

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