Contractors for the City of Evanston will be tearing up main street from Hinman to Maple Avenues to replace water mains this summer.

The work, which is expected to start within the next two weeks and be completed in September, is the first phase of a project that will see much more extensive work on the street next year.

This year’s project involves replacing deteriorated water mains and water service lines to individual properties, minor sewer improvements and street patching.

Next year will see complete streetscape improvements, lighting upgrades, sidewalk and ADA ramp reconstruction, roadway rehabilitation, traffic signal upgrades and landscaping.

Message boards and temporary construction zone “No Parking” signs will be used to keep residents posted as the work progresses.

Parking will be prohibited during daytime work hours, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in active work zones. Parking Lot #24 at 727 Main St. will remain open throughout the project.

During work hours, portions of Main Street between Maple Avenue and Chicago Avenue will be one-way eastbound. Westbound traffic will be detoured on Chicago Avenue to Dempster Street and Ridge Avenue.

The contractor for this project is Pan-Oceanic Engineering Co, Inc. of Chicago.

The City has hired Patrick Engineering Inc. to monitor the project. For questions or concerns during construction, contact Karl Wilson, resident engineer at 847-636-4456. Questions about the project in general should be directed to Chris Venatta, senior project manager at 847-448-8129 or

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