Category: Public Works Department News

Public Works September Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a decrease in service requests submitted during the month of September. Citizens and City staff submitted 265 total requests during September 2013. The count decreased by 77 (-22%) compared to the 342 requests that were received during the month of August. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded […]

811 North State Street Demolition Update

The contractor has rescheduled the start of the demolition of the City owned building at 811 North State Street. Demolition is now scheduled to begin on October 21. Equipment will be moved on site and perimeter fencing will be placed around the site October 18 or 19.  Actual building demolition is expected to take about […]

University Avenue Lane Closure

Jeremy Lew & Associates is announcing an upcoming lane closure on University Avenue for window work at 17 E University Avenue (Inman Place). An eastbound lane of University Avenue will be closed from Walnut Street to Market Street on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 7am to 6pm. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane […]

Public Health Grant for Safe Route to School Plan

The Champaign Urbana Public Health District (C-UPHD) has secured a $10,000 grant to be applied toward the completion of a Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Plan for South Side School. C-UPHD will be contracting with the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) to complete the plan. RPC has completed two such plans under contract with the City […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to set a crane and place scaffolding for exterior finishes at 217 North Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]

Sangamon Drive Road Closure

In order to accommodate construction traffic at 2307 Sangamon Drive (Leonhard Recreational Center), Champaign Park District will be closing a section of Sangamon Drive just east of Kenwood Road. Sangamon Drive will be closed from Kenwood Road to the Sholem Pool parking lot starting on Monday, September 30, 2013, through Friday, October 25, 2013. The […]

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 […]