Category: Public Works Department News

IDOT Windsor and I-57 Bridge Project – Interstate Closure 2

Progress on Stage 1 of IDOT’s Windsor Road Bridge project over Interstate 57 continues to move forward. Next week, O’Neil Brothers Construction is expected to begin setting the new structural steel beams on the south side of the bridge. To protect the traveling public from the beam setting operations, Interstate 57 will have to be […]

Public Works Department Hosts Next Generation Students

On May 16, the Public Works Department hosted a class of fifth graders from Next Generation School for a field trip. The class had been learning about history, civilization and maps in their classroom. Kris Koester, Public Information Officer conducted a brief presentation for the class, which included examples from each of the three different […]

Fourth Street

Stark Excavating has completed storm sewer construction on Hazelwood Drive and has begun the removal of the roadway earth excavation. This work should be completed within a week, which would allow the roadway base preparation to begin on Hazelwood. Once this work is complete, the paving on Hazelwood can be completed. In the meantime, Stark […]

Market Street

Cross Construction continues working on the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on the installation of new PCC Sidewalk and curb & gutter along the east side of Market Street. When completed, this work will replace the deteriorating section of pavement, replace sidewalk, install new […]

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 […]