Category: Public Works Department News

Neil Street Lane Closure at Eureka

In order to perform an emergency repair on a water main valve, Illinois American Water has closed one southbound lane of Neil Street at Eureka Street. The lane closure began on Thursday, February 21, 2013, and will reopen by Friday, March 1, 2013. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area. All […]

City of Champaign Launches SeeClickFix Mobile App

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is implementing new technology that will allow residents to submit requests for service through a mobile interface while they are out and about in the community. Powered by SeeClickFix, the place-based reporting platform allows residents to document problems ranging from graffiti to potholes within the City’s boundaries. SeeClickFix […]

Hickory Street Road Closure

In order to repair a broken sanitary sewer service at 908 N. Hickory St., Stephens Excavating will be closing Hickory Street between Eureka Street and North Street from Thursday, February 14, 2013, to Wednesday, February 20, 2013. This repair requires an excavation into the middle of the street at the north end of Hickory in […]

Westbound Lane Closure of Green Street at 112 E Green Street

Broeren Russo Construction, Inc. is announcing an upcoming lane closure on Green Street for the construction of 112 E. Green Apartments. A portion of the westbound lane of Green Street between Second Street & First Street (adjacent to the property) will be closed from Monday, February 18, 2013, through Friday, November 1, 2013. The closure […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform gas work on Kirby Avenue, Ameren Illinois will be closing one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Western Avenue and Mattis Avenue. The work will begin on Monday, February 11, 2013, and will end by Friday, February 22, 2013, weather permitting. The lane will be closed at 8 a.m. and will […]

Windsor Road Complete Street Project Awarded $1.7 Million ITEP Grant

On January 30, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider announced nearly $50 million in Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant awards. The City of Champaign’s Windsor Road Complete Street Project was one of 54 projects awarded an ITEP grant. The full amount of the City’s grant award is $1,740,800.  The Windsor […]

Public Works Department January Service Requests

A total of 285 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during January 2013 in the Public Works Department. This count increased by 112 (65%) requests compared to the 173 requests that were received in December. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. For the second month […]

Hill Street Parking Deck Usage

The Hill Street Parking Deck experienced an increase in usage again in 2012. Total vehicle entries for the deck were 132,306, an increase of 20% compared to the number of vehicle entries in 2011. The majority of this increase is due to transient (or daily parkers). Contract parking vehicle entries have remained somewhat level. The […]

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event an Overwhelming Success in 2012

Results from the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event held on September 29, 2012 in Champaign revealed that households properly disposed of 205,127 pounds of oils, paints, solvents, old gasoline, adhesives, sealers, flammables, mercury, asbestos, lead-acid batteries and poisons and pesticides. The collection event was an overwhelming success with more than 2,200 households participating. The 2012 […]

Public Works Grounds Cleanup

Cleanup of the grounds behind the Public Works building are underway. One major task involved clearing a large pile of bricks which had been stored on wooden pallets, but eventually deteriorated due to exposure to precipitation, sunlight, etc. In the fall of 2011, a local minority contractor, Hayes Landscape Service, stacked 85,600 of the bricks […]