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The City of Evanston will be refreshing pavement markings in the 2017 program area beginning the week of July 17, 2017. The work is expected to take two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Drivers should expect short delays in specific work zones as flaggers route traffic around the work crews. NO PARKING restrictions will be short in duration and specific to a work area. The work in each location will typically take one hour or less to complete.

This project will recoat the existing pavement markings with a new layer of Thermoplastic marking material, which is a plastic polymer material that liquefies when heated and is commonly used for pavement markings. Thermoplastic cools quickly once applied and has a 5- to 7-year life expectancy. After the contractor finishes the marking, the street will be immediately ready for traffic.

The work is expected to refresh 118,000 linear feet of crosswalks, centerlines, stop bars and speed bumps in the 2017 program area (please see attached map). Funding for this project is from the City’s Capital Improvement 2017 bond issue.


The contractor for this project is Precision Pavement Marking, P.O. Box 705, Elgin, Illinois 60123. The contractor is contractually responsible for the means and methods of the work.

City Monitoring

The project is monitored by the City’s Bureau of Infrastructure Maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Project Manager Don Cornelius at 847-366-9760. Questions about street maintenance should be directed to Jim Maiworm, Bureau Chief of Infrastructure Maintenance, at 3-1-1 or 847-448-4311.