Overview

Epstein is providing preliminary engineering services for the improvement of Chicago Avenue from Howard Street to Davis Street in the City of Evanston. This 1.9-mile corridor is an arterial roadway that accommodates walking, bicycling, transit, and motorized traffic, and is adjacent to the CTA Purple Line. This vibrant, multimodal arterial was identified as a key corridor for implementation of the 2014 City’s Bike Plan to improve bicycle infrastructure to create a comfortable corridor suitable for roadway users of all ages and abilities.

Epstein was retained to develop engineering plans to improve the following: Proposed roadway resurfacing on Chicago Avenue between Howard Street and Davis Street; installation/improvements to bicycle, pedestrian, on-street parking, bus stop infrastructure; roadway lighting improvements to bring the corridor into compliance with the Evanston Streetlight Master Plan; traffic signal upgrades and signalized intersection improvements; curb and ADA ramp reconstruction; water main replacement between Hamilton Street and Kedzie Street; and improvements to public space adjacent to CTA Purple Line Stations at South Boulevard and Main Street.

When complete, Evanston would be the first major city in the United States to create a high quality, multimodal corridor that spans the entire length of the city from the Village of Wilmette on the north to the City of Chicago on the south.