Street closures planned for Obama visit


Several Evanston streets will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in connection with President Obama's visit to the Northwestern University campus.

City officials say the following streets will be closed:

  • Sheridan Road from Dartmouth Place to Hinman Avenue.
  • Chicago Avenue from Clark Street to Sheridan Road.
  • Foster Street from Sherman Avenue to Sheridan Road.
  • Emerson Street from Sherman Avenue. to Sheridan Road.
  • Orrington Avenue from Foster Street to Emerson Street.

Planned road closures, in red, for the president's visit. (Map from Google Maps.)

Obama is scheduled to speak at about 1:15 p.m. at Cahn Auditorium at Emerson Street and Sheridan Road.

In addition, parking will be banned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday on Orrington from Foster to Emerson, Foster from Orrington to Sheridan and Emerson from Sherman to Orrington.

Only resident vehicles needing access to their homes will be allowed within one block of the street closures north of Emerson Street.

All drivers planning to use Sheridan Road after 11 a.m. are asked to find alternate routes.

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