Category: Public Works Department News

Church Street & Neil Street Lane Closure – Update

In order to remove the earth retention system and to backfill at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers and DUCE Construction will be closing a lane of Church Street and a lane of Neil Street.  On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 through Friday, May 17, 2013, the eastbound lane of Church Street between […]

Arbor Day

The Forestry Section celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, April 26 with a Pre-Kindergarten class from the Champaign Park District. On this sunny day, the children enjoyed an interactive session that included the history, science, and the benefits of planting trees. At the end of the session, the children helped shovel soil onto the young tree’s […]

2013 Concrete Street Maintenance: Peach Street

As part of the City’s Annual Concrete Street Maintenance Project, GM Sipes Construction will begin work; weather permitting, Monday, May 13, on Peach Street from Ashley Lane South to the cul de sac on the south end of Peach. Peach Street will remain open to local and emergency traffic only. The work involves pavement rehabilitation, […]

Church Street Lane Closure

In order to remove the earth retention system and to backfill at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close the eastbound lane of Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Thursday, May 9, 2013, and Friday, May 10, 2013, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Westbound traffic will continue […]

2013 Slurry Seal Project

This year’s slurry seal project is scheduled to begin May 8 (weather pending) and will be completed within 21 working days. The contractor for this year’s project is Microsurfacing Contractors LLC from Peoria, Illinois. The project concentrates work on the oil and chip streets in the southeast portion of the City. This project will seal […]

Curtis Road Closure

In order to complete an exploratory dig for a University of Illinois gas pipeline, University of Illinois Facilities & Services will be closing Curtis Road between Staley Road and Rising Road. The closure will begin on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, and will reopen on Thursday, May 9, 2013, weather permitting. Through traffic will not be […]

Collection Totals for April’s Electronics Drive

The City of Champaign partnered with the City of Urbana, Champaign County, and the Village of Savoy to host the first electronics drive of 2013 in April. Participants recycled 113,965 pounds of electronics. Televisions were the most common item brought to the drive. This collection event had a larger turnout and response than the three […]

University Avenue Project

Starting May 13, 2013, Open Road Paving Company will begin work on University Avenue ranging from Mattis Avenue to State Street. The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp replacement, milling off a portion of the existing surface, paving two layers of new asphalt surface, manhole adjustments, and new pavement markings. […]

City of Springfield Propane Installation

Public Works staff was invited by the City of Springfield to meet with their staff and vendors for a pilot project they began earlier this year. The project will install aftermarket liquid propane gas bi-fueling systems in 24 vehicles (17 police squad cars and 7 public works supervisor trucks), along with installing a liquid propane […]

April 2013 Public Works Service Requests

A total of 602 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during April 2013 in the Public Works Department. This count increased by 102 (22%) requests compared to the 494 requests that were received in March. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Seventy-one (12%) of the […]