Category: Public Works Department News

Sangamon Drive Road Closure

In order to accommodate construction traffic at 2307 Sangamon Drive (Leonhard Recreational Center), Champaign Park District will be closing a section of Sangamon Drive just east of Kenwood Road. Sangamon Drive will be closed from Kenwood Road to the Sholem Pool parking lot starting on Monday, September 30, 2013, through Friday, October 25, 2013. The…
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Rock Salt Purchase

The 2013/2014 bulk rock salt contract has been finalized by the State’s Central Management Services. The City has purchased salt through the State’s Joint Purchasing Requisition program since 1992. This year, Cargill Salt, Inc. will be the City’s new vendor under the program. Their price per ton of rock salt is $57.41 for the 2013/14…
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Lynwood Drive Road Closure

In order to install domestic and fire water services to Bottenfield School at 1801 South Prospect Avenue, Mid Illinois Concrete will be closing Lynwood Drive from Broadmoor Drive to Foothill Drive. The road closure will begin on Monday, September 23, 2013, and will reopen on Monday, September 30, 2013, weather permitting. Through traffic will not…
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August Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a decrease in service requests submitted during the month of August. Citizens and City staff submitted 342 total requests during August 2013. The count decreased by 81 (-19%) compared to the 423 requests that were received during the month of July. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded…
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IDOT Planning Street Maintenance Work on Springfield Avenue and University Avenue

IDOT has informed the Public Works Department that sometime during the week of September 3–6, 2013, IDOT will have a contractor performing pavement crack routing and sealing work on Springfield Avenue, between Prospect Avenue and Mattis Avenue, and on University Avenue, starting at Wright Street and extending to Race Street in Urbana. The routing and…
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Market Street

Cross Construction continues working on the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on the new PCC base course under Market St.; when completed, the deteriorating section of pavement will be replaced with new bituminous surface, as well as the sidewalk. At Olympian Drive, new street…
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