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The City of Evanston/Illinois Department of Transportation will be contracting roadway improvements on Sheridan Road from Burnham Place to Emerson Street. This project will be completed in seven stages which will include 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 roadwork is a part of the city’s continuing program to improve the road system throughout the community. The project is federal and state funded and there will be no direct charge to the property owners on this project. Stages 1 to 4 were completed during the fall of 2010.

Stage 5 construction will begin the week of April 4th by implementing a southbound detour on Sheridan Road at Chicago Avenue. The detour route will follow Chicago Avenue to South Boulevard and reconnect at Sheridan Road. “Local Access Only” will be maintained to the Northwestern South Campus Drive. 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.

Stage 6 will be the mirror image of Stage 5. The remaining stages will consist of placement of final asphalt surface and landscape restoration with completion anticipated in mid August of 2011. Residents will receive future notices which will detail changes in the traffic configuration and detour routes.

The construction activities 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. Parking restrictions on Sheridan Road shall remain in place. We encourage residents to adhere to street cleaning regulations where possible.

The City has hired TranSystems, a consulting engineering firm, to oversee the construction activities. The Resident Engineer in the field will be Mr. Eric Rose. He will be directly responsible for all aspects of the construction. If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact the Resident Engineer, Eric Rose at (847) 812-3285. Questions about the project in general should be directed to Sat Nagar, P.E., Senior Engineer at (847) 866-2967.