Category: Public Works Department News

John Street and Mitchell Court Lane Closures

In order to construct new storm sewer and ditch re-grading, Duce Construction will be working on John Street and Mitchell Court. One lane of John Street will be closed between Jackson Street and Teal Cove Court. Traffic on John Street will be reduced to a single, shared lane in both directions through a short work […]

City Street Lights Under Repair (Potential Outage Tonight)

The Public Works Department is providing the following information received from Ameren earlier today. Around noon, Ameren was performing routine maintenance on street lights in the Bradley-Neil-Randolph-State-Harris corridor (south of Bradley – east of Harris – west of Neil – north of Maple). While performing the work, an issue with a City meter-socket was discovered […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to remove and replace curb and gutter at 1 Greencroft Drive, A. Gooden Concrete will be closing one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between La Sell Drive and Hamilton Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, August 28 and will reopen on Thursday, August 31. During the closure, southbound traffic will be […]

Anthony Drive Lane Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will be closing the westbound lane of Anthony Drive near the Dale Drive intersection.  The closure will occur from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017.  Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers in the […]

Springfield Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will be closing one westbound lane of Springfield Avenue near the Country Fair Drive intersection.  The closure will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers in the area and encourages caution when traveling […]

State Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a restoration project at 302 West Church Street, Solstice Stained Glass will be closing one southbound lane of State Street between Hill Street and Church Street. The lane closure will occur on Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. During the closure, […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

 In order to facilitate contracted tree work, the Public Works Department will close one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue just east of the intersection of Kirby Avenue and Fourth Street.  The work will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 21 and is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. The City appreciates the cooperation […]

Code Compliance, Forestry Tackle Dangerous Trees on Private Property

In recent weeks, Inspector Kim Burnett has been responding to complaints about dangerous trees throughout Champaign. With the cooperation with Forestry Supervisor Andrew Lamoreux, imminently dangerous trees have been identified. Several of those trees were found to be dead ash trees that have been killed due to Emerald Ash Borer infestation. One dying willow tree […]

Emergency Tree Work – Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue

Public Works staff will stabilize a large, potentially dangerous tree near the intersection of Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue. The work has begun and is expected to last into the night.  Partial lane closures will be required in order to facilitate access to the tree by the crews.  The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers […]