Epstein provided 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.
Evanston is 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 to the south.