There will be parking restrictions along N Broadway until mid September. Credit: Google Maps

LAKEVIEW — Neighbors can expect parking restrictions for the next few weeks in Lakeview as construction crews resurface streets.

“No parking” signs will be posted until construction is completed along Broadway from Belmont Avenue to Diversey Parkway, and Diversey from DuSable Lake Shore Drive to Orchard Street, city officials said.

When the signs are posted, no parking will be enforced 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. when crews are working, city officials said.

The majority of the work on Broadway is expected to be completed by Sept. 1, said Erica Schroeder, spokesperson for the Chicago Department of Transportation.

The project is part of the CDOT’s Residential Street Resurfacing Program, which resurfaces approximately 60 miles of streets per year throughout the city, Schroeder said. The project includes ramp renovations for those with disabilities, curb extensions, pavement markings and better signs.

The city’s street resurfacing process has four main steps according to its website:

  1. The removal of the top 2-3 inches of old asphalt, often referred to as “grinding”
  2. The adjustment of utility structures (manholes, vaults, etc.) to meet the height of the new roadway surface
  3. The placement of the new asphalt
  4. The placement of new pavement markings (lane lines, stop bars, crosswalks, etc.)

Crews finished the first part of the process along Broadway on July 28 and started applying the first layer of asphalt Monday, according to Ald. Bennett Lawson’s (44th) newsletter.

Other structural adjustments and pavement patching will occur “over the next two-plus weeks, with surface course paving expected to be completed in mid-August,” Schroeder said.

Pavement marking, sign installation and other minor repairs will follow to complete the project, officials said.

Cars parked in the work area on construction days will be moved to the next available block so work can continue. No tickets will be issued, according to the city’s website.

Drivers are urged to slow down, stay alert for workers and equipment and drive with extra caution in all work zones, Schroeder said.

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