The City of Evanston and the Evanston Police Department are notifying Evanston community members of anticipated heavy traffic in the area of Green Bay Road and Foster Street throughout the morning on Thursday, March 24 due to a gas giveaway event at the Mobil station at 1950 Green Bay Rd.
The Evanston Mobil station is one of 50 Chicago-area gas stations participating in the giveaway funded by businessman Willie Wilson. Drivers who are not planning to participate in the event are encouraged to avoid the area and use alternate routes, if possible. The event begins at 7 a.m. and will last until funding is exhausted.
Information for Drivers
To facilitate traffic flow, the Evanston Police Department will implement a number of traffic control measures in the area, including:
- Drivers will only be able to enter the Mobil station from southbound Green Bay Road. All vehicles participating in the event must enter the staging area from southbound Green Bay at Simpson Street or eastbound Simpson at Green Bay.
- Drivers will not be able to enter the Mobil station from northbound Green Bay, northbound Asbury Avenue, or eastbound Foster. No left turns will be permitted from northbound Green Bay into the Mobil Station or onto southbound Asbury, westbound Foster, or westbound Simpson.
- Asbury will be closed to northbound traffic at Emerson Street, and Foster will be closed to eastbound traffic at the alley east of Wesley Avenue.
Two-way traffic on Green Bay will be maintained at all times. The median will be used to accommodate southbound Green Bay drivers who are not participating in the event.
Evanston Police officers will be on hand throughout the event to assist drivers. Community members are encouraged to follow the Evanston Police Department Twitter, @EvanstonPD, for updates on the day of the event.
For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311 or simply dial 311 in Evanston.
Source: City of Evanston