Category: Public Works Department News

Canadian National Railroad Planning to Replace Country Fair Drive Crossing

By order from the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Canadian National Railroad (CNRR) is currently planning to remove and replace their crossing on Country Fair Drive, between Church Street and Springer Drive. CNRR is currently scheduling the crossing replacement work for the last week of August, though this schedule may change due to conflicts with other…
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Town Center Blvd

Cross Construction has completed the concrete work for the project. Champaign Signal and Lighting, Inc. is working on the installation of the traffic signals at Moreland & Town Center and the streetlights along Town Center. The project is on schedule and on budget for a fall completion date.

Fourth Street

Stark Excavating is continuing to make great progress on the construction of the Fourth Street improvement project. In order to stabilize the subgrade, the consultant recommended modifying the subgrade by inducing lime into dirt. The lime will help stabilize the subbase to provide a better working platform and to provide the City with a longer…
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Brine Production Building Update

Roessler Construction & Contracting, Inc. is nearly complete with construction of the City’s new Brine Production Building. The new building is a 25-foot wide by 40-foot long by 18-foot high steel building located near to the Public Works salt dome. Once complete, the building will store a new salt brine generator. The brine generator is…
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Staley Road Project Update

Open Road Paving Company continues work on Stage 2 (Bradley Avenue to Bloomington Road / Route 150) of the Staley Road Project. Stage 2 work items consists of milling off the old surface, patching, two-foot-wide asphalt safety shoulder, guardrail installation, pipe culvert installation, and miscellaneous ditch grading work. This stage is expected to be completed…
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North Fourth Street Extension

Stark Excavating continues work on the North Fourth Street Extension. Concrete curb and gutter has been constructed along the entirety of the project and the granular sub-base has been placed and compacted. This week, Stark has been focusing on pouring the two connection points to Douglass Square and pouring sidewalks along the east side of…
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Municipal Electric Aggregation Program

The City’s Municipal Electric Aggregation program has moved forward with the enrollment of thousands of residents and small commercial businesses. Although the opt-in deadline has passed, customers that would like to enroll can either call the Integrys Energy call center at 888-491-1362 or opt-in online at: Welcome letters from Integrys Energy Services will be…
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Kirby Avenue/I-57 Overpass Update

IDOT’s contractor, O’Neil Brothers, is approximately 46% complete with the bridge rehabilitation work. O’Neil Brothers has completed patching the concrete deck and parapet walls. They are currently preparing to place the new concrete surface over the entire bridge deck. Once the bridge deck is placed and has cured, O’Neil will begin working on the approaches…
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