Category: Public Works Department News

IDOT Opens Bids for the Windsor Road I-57 Bridge Approaches Project

On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) opened bids for the Windsor Road I-57 Bridge Approaches Project. The project received four bids as follows: Halverson Construction Co. Inc., Springfield, IL           $3,896,439.57 O’Neil Brothers a Div. of MACC of IL, Inc., Urbana, IL          $2,846,111.78 […]

Olympian Drive Railroad Bridge Approval Headed to Full ICC Commission

After over two years of review, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) Hearing process to obtain approval for the new Olympian Drive bridge over the Illinois Central Canadian National Railroad is nearing completion. On October 20, 2011, the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County (i.e. Joint Petitioners) filed a Joint Petition to […]

News Release: City of Champaign Snow Response

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN SNOW RESPONSE  Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall from Sunday’s storm. The Illinois State Water Survey reported 6.3” of new snowfall during the last 24 hours. This snow was accompanied by gusty winds, which created drifting situations. As of this morning, all primary routes […]

News Release: Emergency Snow Route Activation

SNOW ROUTES ARE ACTIVATED Champaign – City of Champaign SNOW ROUTES are activated as of 4:00 p.m. today. Vehicles parked on the following streets must be removed by 1:00 a.m. Friday January 3, 2013.  UNIVERSITY AVENUE from State St. to Mattis Ave.  CHURCH STREET from State St. to Mattis Ave.  STATE STREET […]

News Release: City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin around 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. […]

News Release – City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION Champaign – This year, the City of Champaign Christmas Tree Collection program will run from January 6, 2014 through January 17, 2014. This collection is available to all residential properties in the City of Champaign within City limits. This program provides an opportunity for residents to recycle their natural […]

Changes to Recycling Pickup Days 12.23.13 – 01.06.14

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays, the City’s Multifamily Recycling Program will have the following altered pick up dates. Regular pickup day – Alternate pickup day Wednesday 12.25 – Thursday 12.26 Thursday 12.26  – Friday 12.27 Friday 12.27  – Saturday 12.28 Wednesday 1.1 –  Thursday 1.2 Thursday 1.2  – Friday 1.3 Friday 1.3 […]

News Release: Snow Routes Are Deactivated 12.15.13

SNOW ROUTES ARE DE-ACTIVATED Champaign – The City of Champaign announces that effective December 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., the prohibited parking ban on City Snow Routes will be lifted and reinstatement of normal parking regulations will be in effect. All residents should be advised that any snow of an additional two inches or more […]

Relocated Vehicles from Emergency Snow Routes

If you believe your vehicle was towed from one of the City’s emergency snow routes (State, Randolph, Church or University) please check with Public Works (217-403-4700) or Champaign Police Department (217-351-4545). Vehicles are being relocated to the Police Department Parking lot (82 E. University). Please have your vehicle license plate number and description available.  There […]

City Continues to Address Snowfall – Update 12.15.13

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO ADDRESS SNOWFALL   Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department has worked continuous operations since Friday to address the snowfall that fell Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. The City’s weather service indicates we received eight and one half inches of snow throughout the storm. City crews are are […]