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Sheridan Road construction to close through traffic on side streets

Major improvement work underway

Beginning Wednesday, July 19, access to Sheridan Road from side streets and through traffic on those streets on the west of Sheridan near Northwestern University's Evanston campus will be closed during the reconstruction of Sheridan.

Following is an announcement from the City of Evanston regarding the work. 

The contractor anticipates shifting traffic to the east side of Sheridan Road from the Chicago/Sheridan intersection to Lincoln Street on July 19, weather permitting. During construction, one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on Sheridan Road.

Through traffic will be closed on the east/west side streets between Orrington Avenue and Sheridan Road at:

  • Emerson Street
  • Library Place
  • Garrett Place
  • Haven Street
  • Dartmouth Place
  • Colfax Street

Local traffic only will be allowed on these blocks during construction until the new traffic lanes are opened on Sheridan Road. Once construction of the two lanes on the West side of Sheridan Road is complete, traffic will be switched onto the new lanes to accommodate road construction of the East side of Sheridan Road.

The City of Evanston started the Chicago Avenue/Sheridan Road Corridor Project improvements in April 2017. This project includes roadway resurfacing/reconstruction, a new protected bike lane, replacement of curb and gutter, traffic signal modernization, installation of new water main, storm sewer and drainage structures, pavement markings and landscaping. The Chicago Avenue/Sheridan Road project will make downtown Evanston and Northwestern University campus areas safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, while improving traffic flow and traffic safety.

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