Category: Public Works Department News

ICC Approves Funding for the Olympian Drive Railroad Bridge

On February 20, 2014 the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved railroad crossing protection funding in the amount of $7.8 million to construct the Olympian Drive bridge over the Illinois Central Railroad. Reaching an ICC decision on the railroad bridge took over two years and is an important step in moving the Olympian Drive (Apollo Drive […]

Green Street Public Open House

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the City of Champaign will host an introductory Public Open House at the Champaign Public Library, 200 West Green Street. This open house will introduce the Green Street Phase III project to attendees and seek public input on preliminary design concepts for the Green […]

Fourth Street Road Closure (Between Green and Healey Streets)

In order to assemble and erect a tower crane for the new high-rise building at 308 East Green Street, Custom Service Crane will be closing Fourth Street between Green Street and Healey Street. The closure will begin on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 10 […]

News Release: City Requests Caution for Pothole Repair Crews

CITY REQUESTS DRIVER CAUTION FOR POTHOLE REPAIR CREWS Champaign – Effective Friday 2/21/14, Public Works will deploy additional personnel and equipment to continue addressing and repairing potholes on the City’s streets. If weather conditions are appropriate, these crews will also be present on weekends, early mornings and evenings. The City requests drivers use caution when […]

News Release: City Appreciates Citizen’s Patience While Addressing Streets

CITY APPRECIATES CITIZEN’S PATIENCE AND COLLABORATION WHILE ADDRESSING STREETS WITH POTHOLES  Champaign – Due to lower-than-normal temperatures and higher-than-normal precipitation this winter, a larger number (than usual) of potholes have been appearing on City streets. Weather permitting, crews are working additional hours and weekends to repair the streets in a timely and efficient manner. Additional […]

News Release: Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation 02.18.14

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ACTIVATION As of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. Due to several periods of snowfall over the past week, snow and ice has accumulated to 2 inches or more […]

News Release: Upcoming Lane Closures – Green Street and First Street

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON GREEN STREET AND FIRST STREET Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will require lane closures on Green Street (between Locust Street and Fourth Street) and First Street (between Green Street and John Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18 […]

News Release: Upcoming Lane Closure – Springfield Avenue

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON SPRINGFIELD AVENUE Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will be will require lane closures on Springfield Avenue (between Mattis Avenue and Fair Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17 and are planned for completion by 4:00 p.m. Monday, February […]

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 […]