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The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department announced today that the Crawford Avenue Street Resurfacing and the 2012 Water Main Replacement and Street Improvement Projects are set to begin the week of July 9, 2012.

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be contracting out road resurfacing work on Crawford Avenue from Golf Road to Gross Point Road. This project involves curb replacement, as needed; roadway base repair; replacement of asphalt surface from curb to curb; and roadway striping. The funding for the project will be from Illinois Department of Transportation funds and there will be no direct charge for the property owners on these streets.

Construction will also begin on the 2012 Water Main Replacement and Street Improvement Project the week of July 9, with the entire project expected to be fully completed by the end of August. This is the water main replacement and roadway work on Group 2 of the project, which consists of four street segments. This project includes the replacement of the existing deteriorated water main with new ductile iron pipe, along with the replacement of the existing water services. The street resurfacing portion of the project involves curb replacement, as needed; roadway base repair; asphalt surface patching; and the selected replacement of sidewalks and driveway aprons.

The water main work and street resurfacing are part of the City of Evanston’s continuous program to renovate and improve the water distribution system and roadways throughout the community. The funding for the project will be from the city’s Water Fund and Capital Improvement Fund. The specific locations which have been included as a part of Group 2 are listed below in the sequence of construction:

1. Ashland Avenue (Lincoln Street to Central Street)

2. Greenleaf Street (Grey Avenue to Dodge Avenue)

3. Elmwood Avenue (Oakton Street to South Boulevard)

4. Oak Avenue (Dempster Street to Dead End South – street resurfacing only).

The actual date when construction is planned for each street will be noted on the temporary NO PARKING signs posted 48 hours prior to the start of work. Construction zone daytime NO PARKING restrictions will be intermittent throughout the duration of the project. Evening and nighttime parking (5 p.m. to 7 a.m.) will always be available. Street sweeping and/or neighborhood parking restrictions will be waived for a one-block radius around the construction zone when temporary daytime NO PARKING is in effect.

Additional information on these construction projects and others can be found at www.cityofevanston.org or by calling 3-1-1.