Category: Public Works Department News

Rock Salt Purchase

The 2013/2014 bulk rock salt contract has been finalized by the State’s Central Management Services. The City has purchased salt through the State’s Joint Purchasing Requisition program since 1992. This year, Cargill Salt, Inc. will be the City’s new vendor under the program. Their price per ton of rock salt is $57.41 for the 2013/14 […]

Green Street Lane Closure

American Dowell Signcrafters is announcing an upcoming lane closure on Green Street for sign installation at 617 East Green Street. A portion of the eastbound lane of Green Street between Sixth Street and Wright Street (adjacent to the property) will be closed on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The closure […]

811 North State Street Demolition

The building often called the old Ice House at 811 North State Street originally was used to manufacture ice for railroad refrigerator cars. This property was purchased by the City in 2010 for future channel and detention improvements along the West Fork of the Boneyard Creek, which borders the north side of the property.  The […]

Lynwood Drive Road Closure

In order to install domestic and fire water services to Bottenfield School at 1801 South Prospect Avenue, Mid Illinois Concrete will be closing Lynwood Drive from Broadmoor Drive to Foothill Drive. The road closure will begin on Monday, September 23, 2013, and will reopen on Monday, September 30, 2013, weather permitting. Through traffic will not […]

Church Street and Neil Street Lane Closures

In order to set a crane and place precast panels at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing the following lanes of Church Street and Neil Street adjacent to the property:  Tuesday, September 3 (EASTBOUND LANE OF CHURCH ST) The eastbound lane of Church Street will be closed between Randolph […]

August Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a decrease in service requests submitted during the month of August. Citizens and City staff submitted 342 total requests during August 2013. The count decreased by 81 (-19%) compared to the 423 requests that were received during the month of July. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded […]

IDOT Planning Street Maintenance Work on Springfield Avenue and University Avenue

IDOT has informed the Public Works Department that sometime during the week of September 3–6, 2013, IDOT will have a contractor performing pavement crack routing and sealing work on Springfield Avenue, between Prospect Avenue and Mattis Avenue, and on University Avenue, starting at Wright Street and extending to Race Street in Urbana. The routing and […]

Windsor Road/I57 Bridge Approaches Complete Street Project Open House

On Thursday, September 5, 2013, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., a Public Open House will be held at Champaign Fire Station No. 6, 3911 West Windsor Road, for the Windsor Road/Interstate 57 Bridge Approaches Complete Street Project. Visitors to the Open House will be able to view final design exhibits of the proposed improvements […]

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 new PCC base course under Market St.; when completed, the deteriorating section of pavement will be replaced with new bituminous surface, as well as the sidewalk. At Olympian Drive, new street […]

Fourth Street

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, at approximately 10 a.m., the South Fourth Street Extension from Saint Mary’s Road to Windsor Road will be opened to traffic. In addition, the new traffic signal at the intersection of Windsor Road and the South Fourth Street extension will be operational. The South Fourth Street Extension Project includes the […]