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April 16, 2024

As demolition of the press box area continues, the following additional measures have been implemented to address recent concerns regarding dust control:

  • Increase the water truck spraying down the roadways, surfaces and lots
  • Double the number of misting equipment
  • Run the misting equipment approximately one hour prior to demolition activities on the tower

In addition to continued demolition activities, site preparation activities including stripping of the east parking lot paving, topsoil stripping and the establishment of additional construction entrances also continue this week.

April 12, 2024

Utility work affecting parking on Central Street has been completed. Residents may resume parking on Central Street as of 4 p.m. Friday, April 12.

April 11, 2024 Newsletter Update

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Demolition at Ryan Field is nearly complete, with the final pieces of the existing structure set to come down by the beginning of May. Nearby residents may experience an increase in noise and vibrations in the next week as crews demolish the remaining concrete structures, begin stripping pavement in the east parking lot and remove the earth retention test sheeting. Additionally, exterior demolition of the press box will begin next week, with a crane on site to bring down equipment.

Utility work affecting parking on Central Street will be completed by Sunday, April 14. In the meantime, the City of Evanston has made parking available in municipal lot 64, located in Ryan Field’s west lot at Central Street and Ashland Avenue, through Monday, April 15. Fiber infrastructure work also continues, with a scheduled completion date of Sunday, April 14.

Shifting gears

Toward the end of this month, activities will shift from demolition to construction. The change in focus is likely to produce less noise but bring an increase in the number of trucks on site. Drivers will be reminded to stick to approved routes and avoid idling and queuing off site.

Construction field office trailers will be delivered to the site by mid-April as construction ramps up. The first steps already will be visible next week, as crews begin constructing the stone entrances and installing new gates. Excavation work also will begin toward the end of the month, and installation of the earth retention system and deep foundations will begin in early to mid-May. Additional information about these activities will be shared in coming weeks.

April 4, 2024

Utility work affecting parking on Central Street will be completed by Sunday, April 14. In the meantime, the City of Evanston has made parking available in municipal lot 64, located in Ryan Field’s west lot at Central Street and Ashland Avenue, through Monday, April 15. 

Demolition continues to progress with the removal of underground foundations, the Bueler building on the north end of the stadium and interior demolition in the press box on the stadium’s west side. Preparations for the demolition of the press box structure will begin next week. Site preparations including selective tree removal, top soil stripping and the removal of the earth retention test sheeting will commence next week as well. Some residents may experience vibrations during the sheeting removal process.

Fiber infrastructure work also continues, with a scheduled completion date of Sunday, April 14.

March 28, 2024

Utility work the week of April 1 may cause minor traffic and parking disruptions near the intersection of Central Street and Ashland Avenue. Additionally, continued work on fiber optic cable installation will impact traffic on Isabella Street near Asbury Avenue, under the el tracks.

Meanwhile, soil anchor testing and removal of existing foundations continues, as demolition progresses along the east and north sides of the stadium. Interior demolition of the stadium’s press box has begun, with external demolition set to begin in the next two weeks.

March 22, 2024

Work on the west side of the stadium continues, with demolition of the north tower set to begin in the coming days. Demolition of the press box also will begin in the next two to three weeks. Meanwhile, progress continues to remove existing foundations and landscaping, test and install soil anchors, and install utilities and drainage systems for the future stadium.

March 15, 2024

Work within the parkway for directional drilling will continue to progress along Clinton Pl., Ridge Ave. and Isabella St. (just east of the North Shore Channel to Girard Ave.) through Thursday, March 21. To facilitate the continued demolition of the existing stadium, isolated coring in street crossing pavement areas will begin March 22 and continue through the week of March 25.  Additionally, installation of the fiber will begin along Clinton Pl. and is expected to begin on or before Wednesday, March 20.

March 13, 2024

Beginning March 14th, neighbors to the east may notice a new piece of equipment onsite — a Boring Machine.  The machine will be used to prepare for the installation of the Earth Retention System. Some residents may experience vibrations during this process, which will likely continue through the end of March.  The team has in place vibration monitors to ensure the vibrations are within the normal range and will not cause structural damage to nearby properties.

 

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