Category: Public Works Department News

Snow and Ice Training

The Illinois State Climatologist’s Office indicates that November 23 is the average date for the first measurable snow, with December 2 being the average date for the first one-inch or more snowfall. In preparation for this coming winter season, Public Works conducted its annual Snow and Ice Training on November 6, 2012. Fifty Public Works…
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Former Champaign Landfill Supplemental Permit Received

In late October, the City’s Public Works Department received a Supplemental Permit from the IEPA for the City’s former landfill. The permit approved a hydrogeologic investigation report defining a groundwater sampling and analysis program. The landfill had many sampling wells that were initially installed during the 1990s for landfill condition analysis. Work was done in…
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2012 Infrastructure Maintenance Project

Annual Alley MaintenanceBeniach Construction has completed the work on the alley in the block bounded by University Avenue, Elm Street, Clark Street and Lynn Street including lawn restoration. Neighborhood Infrastructure Repair Beniach Construction has completed sidewalk repairs on John Street from First Street to Fourth Street and on Fourth Street from Green Street to Armory…
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2012 Concrete Street Maintenance

Plymouth Drive Duce Construction has completed all of the pavement, curb and sidewalk repairs on Plymouth Drive from Harrington Drive to Devonshire Drive. Duce’s sub-contractor is laying sod this week. Harris Avenue Duce Construction has completed all of the pavement patching, curb and sidewalk repairs on Harris Avenue from Bradley Avenue to Maple Street including…
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Fourth Street

Rains have caused a few delays in construction. In the last week, we have been able to construct the asphalt surface on St. Mary’s Rd, ½ of the St Mary’s Rd/Fourth St intersection and the 6’ PCC sidewalk along Fourth St. Stark Excavating plans on paving both Gerty and the east half of Hazelwood by…
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2012 Sewer Lining Project

This project was awarded at the September 18 City Council meeting. It includes lining a total of approximately 12,800 lineal feet of sanitary sanitary sewer and 900 lineal feet of storm sewer. SAK Construction, from O’Fallon, MO, is the contractor for the project at a total a cost of $583,349. A preconstruction conference was held…
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2012 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and Improvements Project

This project was awarded at the July 5 City Council meeting. It includes a total of approximately 800 lineal feet of new sanitary sewer installed by horizontal directional drilling in the south 500 block of Lynn Street neighborhood and “upsizing” approximately 280 lineal feet of existing sanitary sewer from six-inch diameter to eight-inch diameter sewer…
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Bulk Rock Salt Purchase

The 2012/2013 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, Morton Salt, Inc. will be the City’s new vendor under the program. Their price per ton of rock salt is $61.37 for the 2012/13…
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