Category: Public Works Department News

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, June 12, 2015. The lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. One lane of […]

Armory Avenue Lane Closures

In order to install a sanitary force main for the Urbana Champaign Sanitary District, Stark Excavating will be closing lanes of Armory Avenue between First Street and Fourth Street.  Lane closures began on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, and will continue through Friday, June 19, 2015.  The installation is a moving operation and the lane closures […]

Chalmers Street Lane Closure

In order to install a sanitary sewer service at 911 S. Fourth Street, Mid Illinois Concrete and Excavation will be closing the westbound lane of Chalmers Street, between Fourth Street and Third Street. Eastbound traffic will remain open in this block. The lane closure will begin on Monday, June 8, 2015, and will reopen on […]

May Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 337 total requests during May 2015.  This was a 7%decrease from April’s 364 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.   Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reports 53 (15.7%) The Sewer Section responded to 56 (17%) sewer-related calls and 51 (15%) […]

2015 Concrete Street Maintenance

Holiday Drive As part of the City’s Annual Concrete Street Maintenance Project, Stark Excavating has completed all concrete work on Holiday Drive from Frank Drive to William Street.  The work consisted of removal and replacement of large portions of the existing pavement, curb and gutter replacement, and sidewalk repairs. Lawn restoration will be completed later […]

Fire Station 3 Addition Construction Update

Stronghold Construction Inc. of Monee, IL continues to make progress on the construction of the Fire Station 3 addition project.  In the past two weeks, they have constructed the roof on the new addition, installed a new door and window, and demolished the old north exterior wall. Exterior brick installation has begun and should be […]

Infrastructure Maintenance Project

Feutz Contractors have finished construction of the new sidewalk along Galen Drive between Broadmoor Drive and Theodore Drive as part of the sidewalk gap portion of the project. Several residents in the area have commented positively regarding the new sidewalk. As part of this project we were able to include new sidewalk at Fire Station […]

2015 Slurry Seal Project

This year’s annual slurry seal project was completed on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Micro-surfacing Contractors LLC from Peoria, Illinois sealed 110,436 square yards (15.7 lane miles) of oil and chip type streets in the southwestern one-third of the City.  A new process called Fiber-Mat was tried this year on Green Street, John Street, and Duncan […]

2015 Asphalt Overlay Project

On June 8, Cross Construction Company will continue work on the City’s annual asphalt overlay project. The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp replacement, milling off a portion of the existing surface, paving two layers of new asphalt surface, manhole adjustments, and new pavement markings. There will be intermittent lane […]


As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Hollycrest Drive from John Street to Ola Drive is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Stark Excavating, will continue working; weather permitting, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Hollycrest Drive will temporarily be a one lane, one-way street South Bound from John […]