Category: Public Works Department News

Increased Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety on Kirby Avenue Bridge

On Monday, October 23, 2017 the City of Champaign Public Works Department will activate the flashing yellow beacon system to provide motorists with a visual warning that pedestrians and bicyclists may be present as they cross over the bridge.  To activate the beacons, pedestrians and bicyclists press a button located on either side of Kirby […]

America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek (Saturday, November 4, 2017)

City of Champaign staff from the Public Works Department, Neighborhood Services Department, and Planning Department will be coordinating and hosting America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Several local groups have already committed to volunteering, including, but not limited to, members of Keep Champaign Beautiful and organizations […]

Washington Street Road Closure

In order to repair brick pavement failures, A&R Mechanical Services will be closing Washington Street between Elm Street and Prairie Street. Repair work will begin on Thursday, October 12, 2017, and is expected to take two to three weeks.

Walnut Street and Harris Street Railroad Crossing Repairs

Norfolk Southern Railroad will be closing their crossings at Walnut Street and Harris Street today to complete high priority spot repairs.  The Walnut Street crossing (located between Columbia Avenue and North Street) will be closed to traffic starting at 3:00 p.m.  The Harris Street crossing (located just south of Bradley Avenue) will be closed at […]

Walnut Street and Harris Street Railroad Crossing Repairs

Norfolk Southern Railroad will be closing their crossings at Walnut Street and Harris Street today to complete high priority spot repairs.  The Walnut Street crossing (located between Columbia Avenue and North Street) will be closed to traffic starting at 3:00 p.m.  The Harris Street crossing (located just south of Bradley Avenue) will be closed at […]

PWD presents at the 2017 ILGISA Conference

PWD presents at the 2017 ILGISA Conference On October 4th, Public Works Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician Brandon Haist gave a presentation at the Illinois GIS Association’s 2017 Annual Conference in Normal, Illinois. The event brings together GIS professionals and industry representatives from across the region to discuss GIS technology. This year’s conference had a […]

Lane Restrictions on Prospect Ave., Bradley Ave., & Dennison Dr.

2017 SEWER LINING LANE RESTRICTIONS ON PROSPECT AVENUE, BRADLEY AVENUE, AND DENNISON DRIVE Insituform Technologies LLC, will be performing pipe lining a 21” diameter storm sewer for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract on Prospect Avenue between Bradley Avenue and Dennison Drive. The work is scheduled for October 9 beginning at 7 p.m. Prospect Avenue, Bradley […]

Lane Closure on West Church Street

LANE CLOSURE ON WEST CHURCH STREET In order to construct storm sewer repairs and storm sewer lining work, Duce Construction and Insituform Technologies LLC will close one westbound lane of Church Street between Prospect Avenue and McKinley Avenue. Westbound Church Street traffic will be merged into a single lane through a short construction work zone. […]

Main Street Road Closure

In order to place a crane and remove printing equipment from 48 East Main Street, The News Gazette and Custom Service Crane will be closing Main Street between Market Street and Chestnut Street. The closure will begin on Monday, October 9 and will end on Thursday, October 12, 2017. During the closure, this block of […]

Champaign Connection Episode 59 Airing Now Through November

Champaign Connection Episode 59 Airing Now Through November On this episode of Champaign Connection, it’s that time of year again! The fall yard waste collection season is upon us. Learn what to do with your fall yard waste and when Public Works will be in your neighborhood for pickup. Learn what to do with your […]