Category: Public Works Department News

Council Chambers Remodeling & CGTV Upgrades

Champaign’s City Council Chambers will be closed to the public August 13-31 for construction and remodeling. To ensure the comfort and safety of staff and visitors, the August 19 and 26 Council meetings have been canceled, and other public meetings will be held in alternate locations. The remodeling includes replacement of all audio-visual equipment, ceiling…
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August Campus Move In-Out Recycle and Reuse Event

As summer turnover begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign and local non-profit agencies are continuing their effort to encourage the students living in multifamily buildings, fraternities, sororities, and private certified housing to donate any unwanted items that can be resold or reused. The date scheduled for drop-off is: Saturday, August 9….
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Improvements at the Hill Street Parking Deck

Over the past several weeks, City staff has worked with Heartland Parking, the Hill Street Parking Deck’s management company to improve the appearance of the facility. The steel handrails in the stairwells were treated for rust spots and painted black by Cronkhite Painting. This paint has not only improved the look of the stairwells, but…
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Stratton School Safe Routes to School Project

Starting Thursday, July 31, 2014, weather permitting, Duce Construction is anticipating the start of construction activities related to new sidewalk and pedestrian crossing improvements as part of a federally funded Safe Routes to School Project. The project includes improvements to the school crossing of Neil Street at Eureka, consisting of a new crossing sidewalk ramps…
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Healey Street Project

A&R Services has completed the Fifth Street and Healey Street intersection and will open it to traffic on Wednesday, July 24, 2014. A&R is in the process of working toward the Fourth Street intersection along Healey Street installing new sidewalk, curb & gutter, pavement, and storm sewer. The project is scheduled to be completed by…
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Neighborhood Infrastructure Repair Project

Schomburgh & Schomburgh will finish all work north of Springfield Avenue in the North Campus TIF area this week, and will begin working on Daniel Street between First Street and Third Street. The work involves sidewalk repair, sidewalk ramp replacement, and curb & gutter repair. This work is scheduled to be completed by August 15,…
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Sewer Lining Projects

Two Sewer Lining Projects are currently underway in the City. Sewers are lined to structurally renew the sewer pipe. Lining is less disruptive and less expensive than replacing sewers by digging up the old sewer pipes and installing new pipe. Lining is used to renew both sanitary sewer and storm sewer pipes. The 2013 Sewer…
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Windsor Road Project

The State of Illinois awarded a contract to Stark Excavating to widen the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57. Construction began on April 1. The road will be open to traffic on August 15, 2014. Construction will be completed by October 15, 2014. Stark is installing storm sewers on the east of…
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Pavement Marking Removal and Installation 2014 Project

Varsity Striping, Inc. has started the 2014 Pavement Marking Project. All streets will remain open to traffic throughout the pavement marking removal and installation processes, although lanes may periodically be closed as necessary during working hours. The final completion date for this project is November 1, 2014. Thermoplastic (thermo) is used on asphalt streets. Whereas…
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