Category: Public Works Department News

Redevelopment of Hill & Neil Parking Lot in Downtown

Redevelopment of Hill & Neil Parking Lot in Downtown To allow for construction of a new downtown development, the City parking lot located at 401 N. Neil St. (corner of Hill St. & Neil St.) will close to the public at 9:00 p.m. on October 26, 2017. Alternate public parking will remain available in the […]

Columbia Street Road Closure

In order to repair brick pavement failures, A&R Mechanical Services will be closing Columbia Street between Lynn Street and Harris Avenue. The work will begin on Thursday, September 28, 2017, and is expected to take three to four weeks.

Public Works Forestry Staff Participates in Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day

Public Works Forestry Staff Participates in Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day On September 20, eight members of the Public Works Department used their expertise for a good cause and participated in the third annual Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day of Service at Danville National Cemetery. The goal of this event is to help […]

City Announces Rate Change to MEA Program

The City of Champaign’s Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) Supplier, Homefield Energy, will lower its per kilowatt-hour (kWh) rate. The rate reduction is caused by a change in the regulations regarding the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards. Due to the change in price, Homefield Energy must notify all eligible residents of the price change. Homefield Energy sent […]

MCORE Project 2 Update – Green Street Road Closure

Green Street Road Closure (Between Neil Street and Railroad Tracks) On Wednesday, September 20, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will close Green Street between Neil Street and the Canadian National Railroad tracks.  Access to properties and businesses between Neil Street and the railroad viaduct, including those along Chestnut Street, will be available using driveway […]

Improving Pedestrian Safety on Campus

Improving Pedestrian Safety on Campus New housing units have added to the number of pedestrians passing through the intersection of Sixth Street and Healey Street. This is an area where there are already numerous inexperienced and distracted drivers. In response to a group of students asking that the City take action to improve pedestrian safety […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install a new gas main, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: One east bound lane of Kirby Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Valley Drive (east bound traffic reduced to one lane). Monday, September 11 through Friday, September 22, 2017

Prairie Street Road Closure

In order to repair brick pavement failures, A&R Mechanical Services will be closing Prairie Street between John Street and William Street. The work will begin on Monday, September 11, 2017. The work is expected to take three to four weeks.

2017 Fall Yard Waste Pickup Scheduled

2017 Fall Yard Waste Collection The City of Champaign 2016 Fall Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled and will start with the Blue Zone on Monday, October 9. Orange Zone collections will begin on Monday, October 16. Collections will continue through December 8, 2017, on the dates scheduled below.  The collection is available to all residential […]

Healey Street Closure

In order to complete asphalt repairs, the Public Works Department will be closing Healey Street at the Neil Street intersection.  Healey Street will not be accessible from Neil Street during the closure.  The closure will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers in […]