The City will be completing asphalt pavement crack sealing at 31 locations throughout Evanston beginning Oct. 26. The work is expected to take three to four weeks to complete, weather permitting.
This project includes grinding out sections of longitudinal and transverse cracks that have reflected through to the surface. Once the cracks are “routed,” a fluid rubberized sealing material is injected back into the crack to seal it against water infiltration. This is an important step in preserving pavement infrastructure.
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 each work area. The work in each location will take one to four hours to complete. Street sweeping of the debris typically occurs the day after the crack sealing is done.
The contractor for this project is Patriot Pavement Maintenance, located at 825 Seegers Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016. The contractor is contractually responsible for the means and methods of the work.
This project is monitored by the City’s Bureau of Public Services. Contact Project Manager Don Cornelius at 847-866-2944 with questions or concerns. Questions about general street maintenance should be directed to Edgar Cano, Acting Public Works Director, at 311.
It’s amazing living here the past 50 years, that Evanston only commenced crack sealing a few years ago, where its been done elsewhere for decades? This delay, diminished the longevity of our streets, subjecting them to increased freeze-thaw damage during winters. I urge that those living in SW, central & NW Evanston, be alert for aerosol dust when Patriot starts the 1st of its 4 year city program. I’ve witnessed this work taking place on Oakton & Dodge, dry cutting into the streets raising huge dust clouds, with no mitigating water. Workers weren’t wearing any protection, likened to those now dealing with Covid, AND city staff not ensuring their safety or ours? The same contractor at that time “pulled the same stunt” on Oakton in Niles? Lack of control here results in Silicosis, a devastating lung disease!
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