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Foster And Peterson Avenues To Be Repaved Starting This Week As Far North Construction Season Heats Up

Foster will be resurfaced between Ashland Avenue and DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Peterson Avenue will be repaved from east of Lincoln Avenue to Ridge Avenue.

An overpass along Peterson near the site of the future Metra Peterson Ridge Station in the Edgewater neighborhood on Feb. 9, 2021.
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EDGEWATER — Two busy streets on the Far North Side will receive upgrades beginning this week.

Stretches of Foster and Peterson avenues will be resurfaced starting Monday, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Foster will be repaved between Ashland Avenue and DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Peterson Avenue will be resurfaced from east of Lincoln Avenue to Ridge Avenue.

Improvements to both streets will include new pavement, accessible sidewalk ramps and the replacement of damaged curbs and gutters, according to the state.

On Foster Avenue, work is slated to wrap up by late October, according to the state. The Peterson project will be completed by late November.

Lane closures will be required because of the work, though access to homes and business will be maintained.

Both streets are receiving upgrades under the state’s Surface Maintenance At Right Time program, according to the office of state Sen. Mike Simmons, who represents the Uptown area. The program seeks to make improvements to streets before more extensive, costly work is needed.

The projects will cost $2.5 million, Simmons’ office said.

Foster and Peterson avenues join a few other major North Side streets under construction.

Sheridan Road is being resurfaced between Bryn Mawr and Winthrop avenues. Clark Street is getting upgrades between Lawrence and Ashland avenues. Meanwhile, water main work on Cuyler Avenue in North Center is causing lane and parking restrictions on Western Avenue.

The CTA’s rebuild of the north branch of the Red Line is also causing street closures on the Far North Side.

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