Seven streets around Evanston are due to be resurfaced this summer, beginning next week.

The project, expected to last a total of nine weeks, involves curb replacement as needed, roadway base repair, replacement of asphalt surfaces from curb to curb, and the replacement of selected sidewalk and driveway aprons.

As part of this project, a drop-off zone will be constructed on the east side of Prairie Avenue in front of Haven Middle School.

The locations included as part of this work will occur in the following order:

• Prairie Avenue (Harrison Street to Central Street)

• Prospect Avenue (Colfax Street to Grant Street)

• Wesley Avenue (Foster Street to Dead End North)

• Foster Street (Maple Avenue to Sherman Avenue)

• McDaniel Avenue (Lee Street to Dead End North)

• Dewey Avenue (Mulford Street to Kirk Street)

• Hartrey Avenue (Howard Street to Dead End North) 

The actual date when construction is planned for each street will be noted on temporary NO PARKING signs that will be posted 48 hours before the start of work.

Construction zone daytime “No Parking” restrictions will be intermittent throughout the duration of the project; evening and night time parking (5 p.m. to 7 a.m.) 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 city asks that any sprinkler system be identified and marked with a flag by the property owner before the start of construction to prevent damage.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Oak Ave and Clark St

    Is there any chance that the block of Oak St north of Church and Clark St between Ridge and Oak Ave are scheduled to be repaved anytime soon? Construction seems to be done in the area and in those two stretches of road, there are more potholes than pavement left.

    1. This one I cannot figure out:

      This one I cannot figure out: in the blocks I mentioned above, which are in terrible, terrible shape, the city has spent money re-painting the lines! WHY?! The road needs to be repaved first. Wish I could submit pictures.

  2. Just a suggestion for next

    Just a suggestion for next year's street resurfacing….

    Mulford St. between Dewey & Asbury. The whole stretch is bad, but there's one dip in the pavement going eastbound just before Asbury that's nearly thrown me off my bicycle or broken  my car's axle several times.

  3. There is a big pothole on

    There is a big pothole on Green Bay Rd, as one takes a turn West to Emerson (coming from Ridge Ave). Not a repaving job, but a patch would be nice.

  4. Pothole fix

    Did you call 311 ?  They have been good about fixing potholes when notified.

    I am surprised city cars/trucks who must see the many obvious when out on business or just driving in Evanston, don't report them or else the department does not fix them until 311 is notified.

  5. How about the street adjacent

    How about the street adjacent to Ryan Field (the absolute worst in Evanston – hasn't been repaved in decades  – it is Northwestern property/responsibilty)…and Sheridan Rd. adjacent to Northwestern campus…or are we just waiting until the endless campus construction ends and that major route is completely impassable?

    1. Central?

      Are you talking about Central? The only road right next to Ryan Field? Will ignore how you didn't know this major street and just make sure you do know that streets aren't property of anyone except cities or states. With that logic, since there is a street adjacent to my property does that mean I can do whatever I want to it since its my property?  It works the same as sidewalks. People don't own those that go past their property.

      1. No – Ashland

        Ashland is the other street that borders the stadium and is horrible – not a major street, but has potholes 2 feet deep – actually more like sinkholes.

  6. Prairie Avenue between Harrison and Central?

    That's just north of Haven, and a main thoroughfare to the school. And they are going to start this just as the school year gets under way? Who are the geniuses that determined THAT schedule?

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