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Work continues this fall on Sheridan Road

Northwestern community urged to use caution when crossing major campus artery

With the new school year about to begin, major road construction will continue this fall through the Evanston campus that will impact drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.

The City of Evanston is nearing completion of the second phase of the Sheridan Road/Chicago Avenue Improvement Project to provide a separate two-way protected bike lane on the east side of the street, designated transit stations/bus pull-off areas, pedestrian safety enhancements and improved car safety.

The three-phase 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 project is designed to make downtown Evanston and the Northwestern campus areas safer while improving traffic flow.

Three phases of the project

  • Phase 1: Chicago Avenue northbound from Grove Street to the Chicago/Sheridan intersection at Alice Millar Chapel; work complete
  • Phase 2: Sheridan Road northbound from the Chicago/Sheridan intersection at the Weber Arch to Lincoln Street; work continues through mid-October. This phase will have a major impact on students, faculty and staff as they cross Sheridan Road. All are reminded to allow extra time when traveling and be careful to avoid entering the construction zone
  • Phase 3: Lincoln Street northbound to Wilmette; work begins in spring 2018

Visit the City of Evanston online for the latest updates.