Summer resurfacing work to affect traffic on four street segments

David Fishman, Summer Assistant Editor

Summertime marks a period of improvement for many, and Evanston is no exception.

Beginning the week of June 27, the city will contract resurfacing work on four street segments, affecting traffic along portions of Brown Avenue, Crain Street, Chicago Avenue and Ewing Avenue for six to seven weeks, according to a news release.

“We chose the streets based on condition of the street surface,” said Dan Manis, a senior project manager for the city. “The service life of an asphalt pavement can be anywhere from 15 to 25 years. Part of the cycle of the life of a roadway is to renew the surface at specific intervals.”

Daytime “No Parking” signs will be placed along affected streets 48 hours prior to construction, and Manis said his team would take measures to minimize inconvenience to residents.

The project, which Manis said is carried out annually during this season, involves concrete curb and sidewalk ramp replacement, road base repairs, milling of the existing asphalt surface and repaving with two layers of new asphalt pavement. Funding for the work comes from the city’s allotment of the State Motor Fuel Tax, according to the news release.

Officials hope to complete the project by Aug.19.

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