Category: Public Works Department News

Healey Street Converted From One-Way to Two-Way Traffic

On Friday, September 4, 2015, the City of Champaign Traffic and Lighting Division will be replacing signage on Healey Street, between First Street and Fourth Street, in order to convert Healey Street from one-way westbound traffic into two-way traffic. No lane closures are anticipated as part of the signage replacement, and no restriping will need…
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Public Open House for MCORE TIGER Project

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, applied for and received a $15.7 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant for the construction of the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) project within the University District. The total cost for the project…
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NIGHT WORK TO BEGIN ON I-57, I-72, AND I-74 NEAR CHAMPAIGN CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin Monday, Aug. 31 on Interstates 57, 72 and 74 in the Champaign area for the purpose of setting permanent message signs. Work will be performed at five locations in a four day…
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LaSell Drive at Prospect Avenue Closure

LASELL DRIVE AT PROSPECT AVENUE CLOSURE FOR ANNUAL PAVING PROJECT On Friday, August 28, La Sell Drive at Prospect Avenue will be closed for approximately four hours in order to complete street patching work. Through traffic will not be allowed. Residents of the area may access their drives from Hamilton Drive to the east.

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a concrete pour at 608 East University Avenue, Mid-Illinois Concrete will close a westbound lane of University Avenue between Wright Street and Sixth Street.  The lane closure will occur on Friday, August 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, August 24, 2015, and will end on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. One lane of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic will remain open throughout the work….
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14 Local Governments to Consider Mahomet Aquifer Consent Decree

14 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO CONSIDER MAHOMET AQUIFER CONSENT DECREE   Champaign – A proposed consent decree has been drafted between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Clinton Landfill, Inc., and 14 local government agencies, which comprise the Mahomet Aquifer Coalition. Throughout the month of September, each agency will review and take action on the proposed agreement. …
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Public Works Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 373 total requests during July 2015.  This was a 19% decrease from June’s 459 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 44 (11.8%) of the issues. The Sewer Section responded to 37 (10%) sewer-related calls…
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