Evanston dredging starts next week

Over the next several weeks, the City of Evanston, Illinois, will be contracting dredging services of the Church Street Boat Launch at 1647 Sheridan Rd.

photo courtesy of City of Evanston

Work is anticipated to begin on Monday, April 22, and be completed by Tuesday, May 7, weather permitting, said the City.

A contractor is hired each spring to remove sand that accumulates inside the harbor and at the mouth.

Dredging work takes place in late April to ensure that the ramp is open and usable for community members by early May.

The project’s general contractor is Kovilic Construction Company, Inc.

The dredging operations are being monitored by the city’s Lakefront and Athletics Division within the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.