Category: Public Works Department News

2012 Neighborhood Paving Project

The 2012 Neighborhood Paving Project is an annual project that paves aging City street pavements by overlaying them with new layers of asphalt. This prolongs the life of the pavement and provides for a smoother riding surface. This project concentrates work on asphalt surfaced neighborhood residential streets. Beginning Monday, September 10, 2012, Cross Construction Company…
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Brick Surface Rehabilitation Project

The Brick Surface Rehabilitation Project is made up of two separate projects. The first involves the repair of nearly 50 locations throughout downtown where sidewalk pavers have either settled or heaved, causing trip hazards and eyesores. Each repair involves removing the existing bricks, reconstructing the underlying base, and re-laying the bricks. The second part of…
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Fourth Street

Rains have finally come to Champaign and as a result, it has slowed construction by a couple of days. Stark is scheduled to start paving on Fourth Street at Windsor Road and proceed north to St. Mary’s Road on Wednesday of next week. Stark will pave the southbound lane of Fourth Street about 10 days…
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23 Years of Landfill Space Remaining in Illinois

According to a recently released report from the State of Illinois, there are 45 landfills in Illinois that have capacity for only another 23 years worth of waste. The City is making great progress on solid waste reduction through helping residents divert their yard waste, electronic recycling, multifamily recycling, expanding on street recycling, and continuing…
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