Category: Public Works Department News

Market Street

Cross Construction began working on the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive the middle of April. This work will replace the deteriorating section of pavement, replace sidewalk, install new street lighting, and provide a new bituminous surface and new traffic signal at Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on […]

Fourth Street

Stark Excavating has begun construction picking up on where they left off from last year’s construction on the Fourth Street project. They have completed work on the curb and gutter on Hazelwood Drive. They are preparing to start the last phase of construction, which would complete Hazelwood Drive from Fourth Street to First Street. The […]

Former Manufactured Gas Plant Clean-up Status

On Monday, April 29, Ameren is scheduled to start on what they expect to be the last phase of remediation on the former manufactured gas plant site east of Fifth and Hill Streets. The scheduled remediation consists of in-situ chemical oxidation of shallow areas near the perimeter fence and three deeper locations. There will be […]

Floodplain Remapping

On April 2, 2013 FEMA issued the final flood hazard determination for Champaign County, including the City of Champaign. The new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) will become effective on October 2, 2013 replacing our current FIRM dated January 16, 1981. The new FIRM shows a large reduction in the floodplain in the campus area, […]

Honorary Street Ceremony

The City of Champaign will honor Reverend W.B. Keaton by dedicating a portion of Sixth Street, between Pilgrim Baptist Church and Eureka Street, as Honorary Rev. W.B. Keaton Way. The honorary street signs will be unveiled on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. during a ceremony at the northwest intersection of Sixth Street and […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch at a previous water main break, Illinois American Water will be closing a northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Hessel Blvd. and Haines Blvd. The lane closure will begin on Monday, April, 15, 2013, and will be reopened by Monday, April 22, 2013. Northbound traffic will be reduced […]

Stormwater Utility Fee Workshop

The City will host a series of stormwater utility fee workshops for property owners in April and May. The workshops will provide an overview of the new stormwater utility fee program including a discussion about credits and incentives. Workshops will be held at the Champaign Public Library, Robeson Room A and B at the following […]

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan – 2013 Update

We invite all citizens of Champaign to join us for an open discussion regarding the 2013 update to the City’s ADA Transition Plan. The first public open house will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the main foyer at The Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services […]

Market Street (Kenyon to Olympian) Construction Work

Beginning Monday, April 15, 2013, Cross Construction will begin work on the Market Street project. For the initial construction phase, Cross Construction will work on the east side of Market Street, between Kenyon Road and Wallace Avenue. Traffic control will be setup to establish a work zone in the two northbound lanes of Market St. […]

Electronics Recycling Drives for 2013

The City of Champaign is once again partnering with Champaign County, City of Urbana, and Village of Savoy to host free electronic recycling drives on April 20 and October 12 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the News Gazette Distribution Center- 3202 Apollo Dr. For more information about the drives and a list of […]