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During the week of July 27, the City of Evanston will conduct crack sealing on select streets. The project is expected to be completed in two to three days. Please see accompanying map of the affected locations.
Over time, water freezing and thawing during the winter months can cause potholes to form along cracks in the street. The City’s crack sealing process will include routing of cracks in the pavement and pumping in rubberized asphalt to prevent moisture from entering. Routing of the cracks will create some debris, which will be swept up the following day, as the material requires 24 hours to set. An air compressor will be used to blow out the cracks, which can create dust; area residents are asked to keep their windows closed during the process.
“No Parking”signs will be 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.) may be available unless otherwise posted. Street sweeping will occur one day after cracks have been filled.
The contractor for this street improvement project is Denler Asphalt , Inc., 19148 S. 104th Ave., Mokena, IL 60448. The contractor is contractually responsible for the means and methods of the work.
The project is under the supervision of the City’s Streets and Sanitation Division. For questions or concerns, please contact Division Manger Donald Cornelius at 847-866-2944 or 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents in Evanston may simply dial 3-1-1.