Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction for sewer rehabilitation work on Golf Road starting Monday.

The City of Evanston has contracted with Insituform Technologies USA, LLC to rehabilitate about 1,960 feet of 60-inch diameter brick sewers between Lincolnwood Avenue and McCormick Boulevard on the street known both as Golf and Elgin road.

The work will start Monday with installation of a new manhole on Golf between Ewing and Bennett avenues to facilitate the lining work.

The sewer liner installation and restoration work will run from May 6 to May 24 with some nighttime work involved.

The rehabilitation work includes installing a cured-in-place pipe liner inside the existing sewer mains. This process is generally less disruptive and the work can be completed much faster than if the sewer were excavated and replaced.

Utilities Department officials say residents may smell the styrene resin used in the sewer lining process while work is underway. Although styrene is not a pleasant odor, it is not dangerous at the levels at which people can detect it.

During installation of the manhole a modified traffic pattern will be established on Golf Road with only one lane of traffic in each direction and both lanes traveling on the south side of the street.

The liner will be installed in two steps: from the new manhole west to Lincolnwood Drive and then from the new manhole east to McCormick Boulevard.

Each step will take approximately one week to complete. During that time, there will be four days when the contractor will need to work 24 hours a day until the installation is complete.

Restoration of the site will occur during the week of May 20 and the normal traffic pattern will be resumed by May 24, 2013.

This project will be monitored and inspected by the City of Evanston’s Utilities Department. Please direct any questions to Mark Steinbuck, sewer division supervisor, at 847-448-8219.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Styrene-The Big “C”?

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/05/16/57713.htm

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The U.S. government can classify styrene as a carcinogen, a federal judge ruled, rejected a challenge from the products friends in the industry.
         In a sometimes withering opinion, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton concluded plaintiffs The Dart Container Corp. and the Styrene Information and Research Center had "taken a scattershot approach in attacking the Secretary's listing decision, with little discussion of the actual justification for the decision set forth in the substance profile for styrene.
         "Insofar as the plaintiffs do attack that document, though, their arguments fall flat," Walton wrote.

    http://www.epa.gov/oppt/aegl/pubs/rest101.htm

    For public Safety.  For water releases, see Clean Water Act or NPDES permits

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