Category: Public Works Department News

Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

Champaign – In order to install domestic water and fire services at 1201 Providence Circle (NW corner of Bradley and McKinley), DUCE Construction will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between McKinley Avenue and James Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, March 9, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, March 13,…
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Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activated

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE ACTIVATED As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 8.3 inches of snow during the Saturday night/ Sunday…
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City Crews Continue to Address Snowfall 03.01.15

City Crews Continue to Address Snowfall  The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall that fell overnight and this morning. NOAA snowfall totals this morning showed 9.5” of accumulation. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan….
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City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall 02.28.15

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Saturday evening, February 28, 2015. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has…
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Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE ACTIVATED As of 11:00 a.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 6 inches of snow during the Friday night/Saturday morning…
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City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Friday evening, February 20, 2015. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works…
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New Sanitary Sewer Instrumentation Installed

The SmartCover is instrumentation mounted on the underside of a sewer manhole to monitor liquid levels in the manhole. SmartCover provides real time flow level monitoring with alarm notification. The SmartCover is portable and relocatable to help identify sewer blockages and sources of unusual sewer inflow. SmartCover is wireless, self-contained, attaches to existing manhole covers, has…
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Hill Street Parking Deck Annual Report

Usage: The HSPD experienced another year of usage growth, although the numbers tracked are not as high as 2013. This reduced number is related to a change in how the deck operates on the weekends. Entries and exits are tracked when tickets or electronic passes are used to raise the gates. On weekends parking is free,…
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Public Works Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 280 total requests during January 2015.  This was a 34% increase from December’s 185 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 24 (9%) of the issues. Snow and Ice had a total of 78 (28%) requests….
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Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 3.8 inches during the weekend snow storm. In order to make…
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