The intersection of Central Park Avenue and Payne Street will be partially blocked from May 6 through 22 because of sewer work on nearby Golf Road.

City officials say the project requires that sewage that normally flows through the sewer being rehabilitated be pumped around it instead.

The pumps and equipment will be placed in a staging area on the east side of Central Park Avenue just south of Payne Street. Traffic on both streets will be reduced to one lane and a flagman will be used around the clock to make traveling through the intersection safe.

Due to the size of the combined sewer being rehabilitated, there are no nearby combined sewers that are large enough to convey the volume of sewage and therefore the by-pass pumping must be placed into the relief sewer system.

Thi Central Park and Payne intersection was determined to be the only feasible site for the by-pass pumping operation because both the combined and relief sewer systems are located here.

The project will be monitored and inspected by the City of Evanston Utilities Department. Questions  can be directed to Mark Steinbuck, sewer division supervisor, at 847-448-8219. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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