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Starting September 4 and lasting for about five weeks, the City of Evanston will be contracting out road resurfacing work on nine street segments throughout the city. This project involves curb replacements, as needed; roadway base repair; replacement of asphalt surface from curb to curb; and selected sidewalk and driveway apron replacements.  The road work is part of the city’s continuous program to improve the road system throughout the community.  The funding for the project will be from the capital improvement funds and there will be no direct charge to the property owners on these streets. 

The work will be done in the following sequence (click here for location map): 

1.  Pitner Avenue (Lee Street to Greenleaf Street)
2.  Dewey Avenue (Kirk Street to Oakton Street)
3.  Brummel Street (Elmwood Avenue to Ridge Avenue)
4.  Elmwood Avenue (Lee Street to Crain Street)
5.  Milburn Street (Ridge Avenue to Orrington Avenue)
6.  Asbury Avenue (Central Street to Chancellor Street)
7.  Jenks Street (Eastwood Avenue to dead end east)
8.  Hartrey Avenue (Lincoln Street to Central Street)
9.  Bennett Avenue (Simpson Street to Payne Street). 

Project Schedule
The Construction will begin on September 4 on several of the street segments, with the entire project expected to be fully completed by mid-October. 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.  The construction activities will create some inconvenience for abutting residents, but we will attempt to minimize these problems. Construction zone daytime NO PARKING restrictions will be intermittent throughout the duration of the project; evening and nighttime parking (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) will always be available.  The street sweeping and/or neighborhood parking restrictions will be waived for a one-block radius around the construction zone. 

The contractor for this street improvement program is Chicago land Paving Contractors, Inc., 225 Telser Road, Lake Zurich,  IL 60047.

City Supervision
The project is under the supervision of the city’s Engineering Division.  The Resident Engineer in the field will be Brian Frank, who will be directly responsible for all aspects of the construction.  If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact the Resident Engineer at 3-1-1.  Questions about the street resurfacing projects in general should be directed to Sat Nagar, P.E., Senior Engineer at 3-1-1. Sprinkler systems should be identified and marked with a flag by the property owner prior to the start of construction to prevent damage to the system.