Category: Public Works Department News

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 […]

Public Works Landscaping Project

The landscaping beds at the customer service entrance to the Public Works building will be revamped this spring, beginning on Monday, April 15. The new landscape design, provided by Jessica Lopez, Landscape Design Studio, includes new bollard lighting as well as new plant and hedge installation. The lighting portion of the project will be completed […]

Neil Street Closure

In order to connect fire and domestic water services to 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt Place), Duce Construction will be closing both southbound lanes of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street.  The closure began on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, and will reopen by Monday, April 15, 2013.  Southbound Neil Street traffic will be […]

Public Works Department Training

Recently, Public Works staff participated in a four-hour defensive driving training class provided by Bill Bloch at CCMSI. This training focused on recognizing hazards, understanding the defense, and acting correctly in time. The class also watched intense videos showing the impacts of distracted drivers. Defensive driving helps to save lives, time, and money, in spite […]

Winchester Drive Road Closure

In order to complete a large pavement repair at 1802 Winchester Dr., Feutz Contractors will close Winchester Dr. between Broadmoor Dr. and Brookhaven Dr. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 7 a.m. and will reopen on April 11, 2013 at 5 p.m., weather permitting. Broadmoor Drive will also be reduced to one lane during this […]

Church Street Road Closure

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Friday, April 5, 2013, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to First Bank and those […]

Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a water service connection at 1801 W. Springfield Avenue, DUCE Construction will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Springfield Avenue and Healey Street. The closure will occur on Thursday, April 4, 2013, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]