Evanston officials are seeking public comment on proposed roadway and streetscape improvements in the vicinity of Central Street and Green Bay Road.
Plans for the project were presented at a community meeting last week and residents are being asked to offer feedback through an online survey by Jan. 9.
A rendering of how the corner might be redesigned.
The proposed changes include eliminating double curbs and tall curbs along Central Street, adding new street furniture and making accessibility improvements at the challenging northwest corner of Central and Green Bay.
One of two options for redesigning the Poplar-Broadway-Central intersection.
On the other side of the Metra tracks, the plan offers two options for redesigning the awkward intersection of Central Street with Broadway and Poplar avenues.
One would close off Poplar with a cul-de-sac just north of Central. The other would reconfigure the intersection so cars on Poplar would turn onto Broadway before reaching the Central Street intersection.
One of three options for Green Bay north of Central Street.
The consultants to the city for the project have concluded that the current five-lane roadway configuration needs to be maintained on Green Bay Road at Central Street to handle the traffic there, but they say the road could be reduced from four to three travel lanes north of that intersection to Isabella Street.
That stretch would then match the three-lane configuration used north of Isabella in Wilmette.
The city is seeking feedback on three three-lane options for that stretch.
One would add north- and south-bound bike lanes, but require elimination of on-street parking. The other two would drop the bike lane idea, retain parking and expand green space — either just along the west side, or splitting it between the west side and the east side adjacent to the Metra embankment.
More details of the proposals are available on a project website set up by the city.