Evanston city officials say construction work on Sheridan Road, from Chicago Avenue to Lincoln Street, is now complete.

All northbound and southbound lanes have been reopened to traffic. The new two-way bike lane, from Davis to Lincoln Streets, is also open, with final pavement markings expected to be completed today. The sidewalk on both the east and west sides of Sheridan Road is open to pedestrians.

Crews are scheduled to remove the chain link construction fence along Sheridan Road by the end of this week, beginning at Lincoln Street and continuing south.

At Wednesday night’s Transportation and Parking Committee meeting the committee voted to recommend that the repaved portion of Sheridan, from Lincoln Street to South Campus Drive, be permanently designated a truck route.

The rebuilt roadway, with its concrete base, will be able to handle the load, Public Works Agency Director Dave Stoneback said, and the designation will help reduce truck traffic on Sherman Avenue and on east-west streets that link Sherman to the campus.

The Sheridan Road construction project is scheduled to wrap up next year with improvement to be made from Lincoln Street to the intersection with Ridge Avenue and Isabella Street.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. The work is not complete. The

    The work is not complete. The cycletrack is closed today.

    Also it’s supposed to go to Lincoln Ave? No sign of any bike lanes at Lincoln/Sheridan. How is someone coming from Wilmette or the lighthouse supposed to get into the bike lanes? Do they expect cyclists to cross both directions of traffic to get into the cycletrack? Don’t blame the cyclist if you see a bike in the travel lanes.

    1. Wilmette connections

      See the City’s press release. From it: This concludes Phase 2 of the project.

      The third and final phase of the project, from Lincoln Street to Ridge Avenue/Isabella Street, will begin in spring 2018.

  2. Protected Bike Lanes

    Can’t wait to try out the new protected bikelane! This is a welcome addition and so much more safe than painted stripes on the pavement.

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