Category: Public Works Department News

Mattis Avenue Lane Closures

In order to complete electric pole installations at the intersection of Mattis Avenue and Healey Street, one lane of Mattis Avenue (between Springfield Avenue and Healey Street) will be closed. The lane closure will alternate between one northbound and one southbound lane. Only one lane will be closed at a time to complete this work….
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Storm Sewer Rehabilitation

Cross Construction is beginning work at several locations around the City this week to resolve some unplanned storm sewer related sinkholes and repairs that have been recently discovered. The locations are as follows: Second Street just south of the Church Street intersection – Storm & Sanitary related pavement sinkhole. University Avenue & New Street, NE…
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October Service Requests

A total of 313 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during October 2012 in the Public Works Department. This number remained steady when compared to the 316 requests that were received in September. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. The most calls in one day…
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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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