Category: Public Works Department News

Healey Street Road Closure

In order to temporarily place a crane at 601 South Sixth Street, JSM Development will be closing a section of Healey Street between Sixth Street and Fifth Street. The road closure will occur on  Monday, September 22from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, the west half […]

August Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 283 total requests during August 2014. This was a 59% decrease over July’s 693 calls. This decrease was a welcome respite from July. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 32 (11%) of the issues. The […]

Move In/Out Recycling Events

City of Champaign’s Public Works and Neighborhood Services collaborated with local non-profit agencies and Campus Property Management to host a successful Move In/Out Recycle and Reuse Event on August 9, thanks to the efforts put forth by Jake Reese, Recycling Intern, David Oliver, Code Compliance Manager, and Nichole Millage, Environmental Sustainability Specialist. This was the […]

July Service Requests for Public Works

Citizens and City staff submitted 693 total requests during July 2014.  This was a 55% increase over June’s 448 calls, a huge leap by 245 requests.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.  The greatest number of calls, 152, was recorded on July 12 following a large rainfall. Citizens […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]