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How Much Longer Is Construction Going On Downtown?

According to signs posted downtown, construction on Davis Street is only 45 percent complete.

Drivers navigating the headaches of construction on Davis Street downtown might have reason to groan at the flashing messages: "45% complete."

Work on Davis Street began in June with water main and sewer replacement. That project is complete, but crews are now working to resurface the street and improve the streetscape.

The project began July 29 and was expected to last 13 weeks, or through the end of October, according to the city website. But if you do the math, it looks like it might be even longer. If the project is only 45 percent complete, and it's been seven weeks so far, that means it will last a little more than seven weeks longer--possibly stretching into November.

There is some good news for drivers, however. After construction work on Church Street last summer and construction work on Davis Street this summer, the city's public works department has said it's going to give downtown a break next year.
Evanstonian September 13, 2013 at 07:51 PM
Well, hopefully they will finish on schedule. It is unclear what 45% complete means: time? tasks? something else? I can't wait for the project to finish -- I am sure it will look great. In the meantime, at least the sidewalks are almost done (at least in blocks 9 through 11 of Davis St), but there were several days during which one had to walk on the road. And lots of dust in nearby homes.
jim September 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM
found it necessary to shop in Skokie or Wilmette rather then try and park in downtown Evanston.
Skip September 14, 2013 at 08:01 AM
Oh, boo hoo... These things take time, people! I noticed yesterday morning they are posting 50% complete.
jim September 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM
Actually Skip the construction on Davis started long before this latest project which began July 29.
Jimmy James September 14, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Well now we know what it takes to get Jim to shop elsewhere. I wonder what we would have to do to get him to move elsewhere. I'm sure no one missed you Jim. I can't imagine you add that much to the economy. With all your whining, I'm sure you are more effort than your few dollars are worth.
Fred September 14, 2013 at 03:04 PM
From the Patch article-"Work on Davis Street began in June with water main and sewer replacement. That project is complete, but crews are now working to resurface the street and improve the streetscape" Well as I looked out of our window today (Saturday morning, Sept14, I noticed that they had opened 5 large holes in Davis Street between Chicago Ave & Hinman. So I guess they are NOT quite ready for "street resurfacing". But I do wish them all good luck with the anticipated finsh date!

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