Submitted by the City of Evanston
The City of Evanston has received $3 million for the Church Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvement Project through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The project aims to improve the City’s multimodal transportation network connection in the Second and Fifth wards and includes improving pedestrian safety and installing bike lanes on Church Street between Dodge Avenue and the west city limits at the North Shore Channel.
The feasibility of constructing a bike path along the east side of the North Shore Channel between Church and Dempster streets, connecting Beck and Harbert parks, is also being studied.
These connections will improve the safety and efficiency of transporting children to local schools and increase access to downtown Evanston by connecting the existing bike infrastructure on Church Street.
The project is currently in Phase 1 preliminary environmental and design study per IDOT standards and requirements. Work on Phase II design engineering will begin upon review and approval of the Phase I report, expected in fall 2023.
For more information, visit cityofevanston.org/churchstreetimprovements or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 311 in Evanston.
Fantastic project! Hope it can get built soon