EDGEWATER — Two busy streets on the Far North Side will be rebuilt this summer, with work on the projects scheduled to begin Monday.
City crews will reconstruct and repave portions of Clark Street and Sheridan Road, officials said. Clark Street will get upgrades between Lawrence and Ashland avenues, while Sheridan Road will be repaved between Bryn Mawr and Winthrop avenues.
The Clark Street project will begin Monday or Tuesday, with crews making roadway and sidewalk improvements over roughly the next four months, said Eric Kohl, head engineer of the project.
Crews will upgrade sidewalks at intersections and crosswalks to make them more accessible to people with mobility issues. The sidewalk work will be concentrated at intersections, and most of the existing sidewalk along this stretch of Clark will not be replaced, Kohl said at a community meeting Friday hosted by Alds. Matt Martin (47th), Andre Vasquez (40th) and Harry Osterman (48th).
In early August, crews will remove asphalt and prep the street for a new surface.
A single lane of traffic in each direction will be open during the work, and access to side streets from Clark Street will be maintained, Kohl said. “No parking” signs will be erected along the route during daytime hours during the work week.
The stretch of Clark from Foster to Bryn Mawr avenues will not be repaved because it received asphalt work recently, but sidewalk improvements will come to the area, officials said.
A 5-foot-wide bike lane in both directions will be repainted on the resurfaced street, officials said.
Sheridan Road will be resurfaced and get sidewalk improvements between Bryn Mawr and Winthrop.
Crews will begin this week removing sidewalk, curbs and gutters on the east side of Sheridan Road, including along Loyola’s campus. New sidewalks, accessible ramps, curbs and gutters are expected to be poured this week, as well, according to Osterman’s office.
From there, crews will rebuild the concrete sidewalks and curbs on the west side of the street before resurfacing Sheridan Road.
The Sheridan Road improvements were requested by neighbors and will eventually improve a busy street in the area, Osterman said in an email to constituents.
“While it will slow down some morning commutes, it will ultimately be a great improvement to a critical thoroughfare in our community,” Osterman said.
Sheridan Road north of Devon Avenue was resurfaced last year.
The timelines of both projects are weather dependent.
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