Road repair projects in Evanston start Monday


Projects to resurface nine Evanston streets will start Monday and are expected to last for eight weeks.

This work involves curb replacements as needed; roadway base repair; replacement of asphalt surfaces from curb to curb; and selected sidewalk and driveway apron replacements.

The work is funded by motor fuel tax funds.

The streets involved are:

  • Madison Street from Ridge to Custer avenues.
  • Hinman Avenue from Greenleaf to Dempster streets.
  • Greenwood Street from Maple Avenue to Sherman Place.
  • Grove Street from Chicago to Judson avenues.
  • Dodge Avenue from Emerson to Simpson streets.
  • Foster Street from Dodge to Dewey avenues.
  • Ewing Avenue from Grant to Colfax streets.
  • Sheridan Place for its entire length.
  • Highland Avenue from Thayer to Isabella streets.

The actual date when construction is planned for each street will be noted on temporary no parking signs posted 48 hours prior to the start of work.

The construction activities will create some inconvenience for abutting residents, but workers will attempt to minimize these problems.

Construction zone daytime no parking restrictions will be intermittent throughout the duration of the project; evening and nighttime parking will always be available.

Street sweeping  and/or neighborhood parking restrictions will be waived for a one block radius around the construction zone when temporary daytime no parking is in effect.

The contractor for this street improvement program is Chicagoland Paving Contractors, Inc., 225 Telser Road, Lake Zurich,  IL 60047.

The project is under the supervision of the city's Engineering Division.  The resident engineer in the field will be Pankaj Chokshi, who will be directly responsible for all aspects of the construction. He can be reached at 3-1-1 or 847/448-4311.

Any sprinkler system should be identified and marked with a flag by the property owner prior to the start of construction to prevent damages to the sprinkler system.

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