Category: Public Works Department News

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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City Prepares for Upcoming Snowfall

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, January 31, 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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Neil Street Lane Closure & William Street Closure

Neil Street Lane Closure & William Street Closure In order to repair a damaged sanitary sewer main under South Neil Street at William Street, Duce Construction will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street. This closure will also affect the 100 block of William Street from Neil Street to the parking lot entrances west…
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Sewer Maintenance to Bring Lane Closures on Prospect Avenue

SEWER MAINTENANCE TO BRING LANE CLOSURES ON PROSPECT AVENUE (BETWEEN WASHINGTON ST. AND BLOOMINGTON RD.) In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance on Prospect Ave. between Washington St. and Bloomington Rd., the City’s contractor, National Power Rodding Corp., will require various lane closures. The maintenance work is scheduled daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00…
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Phase 2 – West Washington Street Drainage Improvements

The City and the West Washington Street Steering Committee hosted an Open House meeting on January 12 to present the proposed concept plans for Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements project. The project includes the construction of new stormwater detention basins along Glenn Park Drive between Mattis Avenue and Miller Avenue. Once…
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December Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 185 total requests during December 2014. This was a 6% decrease from November’s 197 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 26 (14%) of the issues.   Asphalt had a total of 42 (23%) requests….
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City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Monday evening, January 5, 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 prepped the snow plowing equipment. A…
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Christmas Tree Recycling & Collection Dates

Residents looking for solutions on how to dispose of their live Christmas tree have options this year. The Landscape Recycling Center will accept trees at no cost during the month of January 2015. The Landscape Recycling Center is located at 1210 E. University Ave in Urbana and can be reached at 217-344-5323 for additional information….
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November 2014 Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 197 total requests during November 2014.  This was a 30% decrease from October’s 283 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 15 (8%) of the issues. The Sewer Section responded to 36 (18%) miscellaneous requests…
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