Evanston makes pedestrian improvements on Church Street
Updated: August 31, 2012 1:59PM
EVANSTON – Amidst the growing number of construction projects in the city of Evanston, one more is also going underway. Improvements to Church Street from Dodge Avenue to Chicago Avenue are being made to increase pedestrian safety and slow traffic down.
The city hopes these improvements will also offer kids a safer corridor to walk or bike to school in, as a protected bicycle path will also be installed. The increased bike traffic from the installation of the bicycle path is expected to reduce the number of idling cars at schools, and also give all bicyclists easier access to the lake front.
Other improvements to be made include sidewalk brick replacement, street resurfacing, a protected bike path, bike shelter, sidewalk furniture and pedestrian lighting. These improvements will also include green elements such as the reuse of brick pavers, the installation of rain gardens around trees and the use of LED lighting.
Due to this, and other construction projects, the city reminds residents traveling in the vicinity of Church Street to leave a few minutes early to accommodate for traffic. Parents dropping off, or picking up, children should park a block or two away to avoid congestion.
For more information on this, or other projects, call 847-448-4311.