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Water main improvements at six locations throughout Evanston will begin the week of May 14 and  last approximately eight weeks, with the entire project expected to be completed in October, the city announced Tuesday.

The project will include replacement of deteriorated water mains, water service line replacement from the new water main to the parkway, minor sewer improvements, new relief sewer installation, concrete curb and sidewalk repairs as needed, street resurfacing or patching, and parkway restoration.

Project locations are:

Colfax Place, from Crawford Avenue to the east end alley (water main replacement and street patching)

Colfax Street, from Bryant to Ridge Avenues (water main replacement and street resurfacing)

Dewey Avenue, from Grove to Church Streets (water main replacement and street resurfacing)

Hinman Avenue, from Keeney to Kedzie Streets (relief sewer installation and street patching)

Lawndale Avenue, from Elgin Road to Grant Street (water main replacement and street patching)

Madison Place, from the west end to Hartrey Avenue (water main replacement and street patching)

The exact date construction activities are scheduled to begin at each location will be noted on temporary construction zone “No Parking” signs posted a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the work.

Parking will be prohibited during daytime work hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) while construction takes place. Street cleaning parking restrictions will be waived for a one-block radius around the construction zone when temporary daytime “No Parking” is in effect.

The city promises that every effort will be made to complete the work in a timely manner to minimize any inconveniences caused by the construction.

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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