Major Isabella Street repairs in store for Evanston, WIlmette
Updated: February 19, 2013 7:55PM
Evanston and Wilmette are teaming up on the year’s first big street repair project, targeting Isabella Street for a major makeover starting next week.
For about 12 weeks, starting Monday, Feb. 25, the city of Evanston and village of Wilmette will be contracting road improvement work on Isabella between Highland Avenue and Ewing Avenue/14th Street.
Isabella serves as the border between the two communities.
The project includes installation of a relief sewer, concrete repairs to curbs (as needed), roadway base repair, asphalt resurfacing and selected sidewalk and driveway apron replacements, officials said.
Evanston officials have marked roadway repair as a key priority.
There will be no direct charge for abutting property owners as a result of the work, officials said.
Construction will begin the week of Feb. 25, with the entire project expected to be fully completed by the end of May.
Street sweeping and/or neighborhood parking restrictions will be waived for a one-block radius around the construction zone when temporary daytime NO PARKING is in effect.
Any sprinkler systems should be identified and marked with a flag by the property owner prior to the start of construction to prevent damages.
During construction, there will be impact in a number of areas, officials said.
• Street and Driveway Access – Sewer construction will require road closures on Isabella. Two blocks will be closed at a time until the sewer work is complete. If a resident’s driveway or alley has access to Isabella within the construction limits, there will be times that access is interrupted. Notification will be provided in advance of any driveway closures.
• Parking – Street parking will be prohibited within the limits of sewer construction for the majority of the construction project. Parking restrictions will be posted intermittently within the limits of street resurfacing as needed. The city asks that residents use legal street parking spaces on adjacent side streets for their on-street parking needs.
Wauconda-based Berger Excavating Contractors, Inc., is the contractor on the project. The Village of Wilmette’s Engineering Division is responsible for supervision.
Questions or concerns can be directed to Dan Manis, resident engineer on the project, at 847-331-0560, or 847-853-7621. In Evanston, residents can dial non-emergency 313 and ask to speak to Sat Nagar, senior engineer.