Pavement Patching Underway at 160 Locations
The City of Evanston will be patching large areas of asphalt pavement throughout the city beginning the week of May 20 and continuing over three weeks, weather permitting. This work is anticipated to improve the condition of nearly 29,200 square yards of pavement at approximately 160 locations across the city.
This project will involve removing the top two inches of distressed and failing asphalt and replacing it with a fresh, smooth asphalt surface material. Once the asphalt is laid, compacted, and cooled, the street will be opened and ready for traffic. Work at most locations should only take a few hours, with a few exceptions where larger areas of pavement will be resurfaced.
Motorists should expect minor delays near work zones as flaggers route traffic around work crews. Parking restrictions for the project should be short in duration and specific to the daily work zones. "No Parking" signage will be posted 48 hours in advance of when restrictions are enforced and will be removed as soon as work is completed.
Pavement patching on Ridge Avenue may require detours on one or two days, and will mostly affect northbound traffic between Main and Lake Streets. If necessary, detours will be implemented between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and advanced notice will be provided at least 48 hours prior to work on message boards placed along the route.
The contractor for this project is J.A. Johnson Paving, Inc., 1025 Addison Ct., Arlington Heights, IL 60005. The contractor is contractually responsible for the means and methods of the work.
This project is monitored by the City’s Public Services Bureau. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact Project Manager Don Cornelius at 3-1-1 or 847-866-2944. Questions about general street maintenance should be directed to Edgar Cano, Bureau Chief of Public Services, at 3-1-1.