The sign boards are up and the long-awaited rebuilding of Ridge Avenue through most of Evanston is getting underway.

Message board

City officials say detours of southbound Ridge Avenue traffic will start on Monday with traffic routed onto Asbury Avenue from Greenleaf to Howard streets.

More details about the $6.38 million project to rebuild 2.1 miles of the major artery from Howard to Clark Streets is available on the city’s website.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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