Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The eastbound lane of Church Street in Evanston will remain open.
Workers will be installing several sewer and water connections on Sheridan Road at Church Street and a temporary traffic plan will be in place until May 14, according to the City of Evanston’s website. On Church Street, the eastbound lane will remain open, while the right lane will be closed east of the alley near the intersection with Sheridan Road. The alley will also remain open. On Sheridan Road, northbound and southbound traffic will stay open. Construction will start daily at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Parking in the area will be restricted as needed and flaggers will assist pedestrians and traffic at all times during work hours.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Two lanes of Davis Street will temporarily be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.
Two lanes of westbound Davis Street from Chicago Avenue to just past 614 Davis Street will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, according to the city’s website. The lanes will be temporarily closed to allow work to be completed on the main roof of a building at 614 Davis Street. Sidewalks will remain open along the south side of Davis Street between Chicago and Orrington avenues and westbound traffic will be merged to the right. One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained throughout the day.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Isabella Street will be shut down between Reese Avenue and Lincolnwood Drive for construction beginning Feb. 25 and lasting for approximately one week. More street closures will continue through May
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
City crews will close two lanes of westbound Davis Street near the intersection with Chicago Avenue while crews erect structural steel atop a building at 614 Davis St.
Two lanes of westbound Davis Street will be closed at Chicago Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 14, while construction crews work on a building at 614 Davis St. The lanes will be closed between the intersection of Davis Street and Chicago Avenue and the alley just past 614 Davis St., according to a press release from the city. Crews will be installing structural steel atop the main roof of the building at 614 Davis St., the former site of Tiny Dog Cupcakes and Giordano Dance Studio, both of which have closed. One lane of westbound traffic will be maintained throughout the day, and the work is expected to take place between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., according to the city. Pedestrians can continue to use the sidewalk along the south side of Davis Street …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The two northbound lanes of Ridge Avenue will be closed between Church and Clark streets while crews remove a tower crane. Northbound traffic will be re-routed in a southbound lane.
The two northbound lanes of Ridge Avenue will be shut down between Church and Clark Streets next week while construction crews remove a giant crane, according to the city. The lanes will close beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, at approximately 7 p.m., the city reports, and will re-open during the evening of Friday, Jan. 18, once the work is complete. Southbound Ridge Avenue will remain completely open during the construction work. Northbound traffic will be re-routed into one of the lanes, leaving the other for southbound traffic. Crews must shut the lanes to remove a tower crane from 1717 Ridge Ave., where Focus Construction is building an 8-story apartment building. The work is weather-dependent, according to the city, and could be …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Parking will be restricted and the sidewalk will be blocked at some times during a ten-day project on Central Street. One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The intersection at Dodge and Church is riddled with problems that will only get worse now that school is in session.
I have no doubt that managing a city like Evanston requires superhuman coordination and forethought. In the case of the intersection of Church and Dodge, however, I worry that someone accidentally approved the plans after a carb crash after lunch. As mentioned in a previous column, I spend a significant amount of time at that intersection taking my kids to Boocoo for music lessons and performances. Over the summer, while the intersection was under construction, I wondered when the metered spaces in front of Boocoo would return. Patience, I told myself. All in good time. When one of my sons was on crutches and needed help navigating in and out of the car with his bass guitar in the rain, I’d park in front of Boocoo with my hazards on, …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Parts of Pitner, Dewey, Brummel, Elmwood, Milburn, Asbury, Jenks, Hartrey and Bennett will be under construction beginning Sept. 4.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Add your parking questions to the comments section below, and Patch Columnist Christine Wolf will bring them to the attention of Marty Lyons, assistant city manager of Evanston.
Boocoo Cultural Center, on the northeast corner of Dodge Avenue and Church Street, has steadily become an Evanston institution for dance and music lessons, sound recording, artistic expression and many other creative endeavors. Its location, diagonally across from Evanston Township High School, also makes it a natural oasis for students to drop in. But, if you’ve seen that intersection lately, you’ve noticed the ongoing street construction and its surprising new look. Where there used to be a bus “cutout” on the southeast corner, there’s now a sidewalk the size of a kids’ soccer field (okay that’s an exaggeration, but not by much). The two single-lanes of traffic, heading east and west, appear not to provide much, if any, room for metered …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Crews will replace water mains and resurface streets in several neighborhoods.
Beginning Monday, July 9, construction crews will be replacing water mains and resurfacing streets around Evanston. Through the end of August, crews from the Wauconda-based firm Glenbrook Excavating & Concrete will replace old, deteriorating water mains with new iron pipes and resurface streets, replace curbs, patch asphalt and replace some sidewalks. The work is being completed as part of the city's annual water main replacement and street resurfacing, at a total cost of about $3 million this year. Four neighborhoods will be affected by work on this portion of the project, including parts of Ashland Avenue, Greenleaf Street, Elmwood Avenue and Oak Avenue, according to a press release from the city. Construction dates will be noted on …