Here’s your warning. Construction on Sheridan Road in Evanston is scheduled to resume two weeks from today, on April 4.

This season’s work will run from Burnham Place to Emerson Street.

Starting April 4, southbound through traffic on Sheridan will be diverted onto Chicago Avenue and then east on South Boulevard to rejoin Sheridan Road.

Eastbound and northbound local access will be maintained to the south entrance of Northwestern University’s Campus Drive.

To do that, construction will begin on the east side of Sheridan Road from the intersection of Sheridan Road and Davis Street to just south of Clark Street, and on the west side of Sheridan Road from Burnham Place to Davis Street.

Once that work is complete, the opposite side of each road segment will be done.

The project includes installation of new storm sewer and drainage structures, reconstruction of portions of Sheridan Road, removal and replacement of curb and gutter, patching, replacement of asphalt surface from curb to curb along with selected sidewalk replacement and driveway aprons, traffic signal improvements, landscaping and striping.

The project is federal and state funded, and there will be no direct charge to adjoining property owners.

City officials say the work will create some inconvenience for the adjoining residents, but there will be an attempt to minimize these problems. Construction zone no parking any time restrictions will be in effect for the duration of the project.

The City has hired TranSystems, a consulting engineering firm, to oversee the construction activities. The resident engineer in the field will be Eric Rose. Residents with questions can reach him at 847-812-3285. General questions about the project can be directed to Sat Nagar, the city’s senior engineer, at 847-866-2967.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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