Category: Public Works Department News

Boneyard Archway Signage Complete

The third of three archways refurbished along the Boneyard Greenway has been completed. The Boneyard Greenway arches accentuate a walking path through campus. This project was done in three phases: the first archway, located between Fifth and Sixth Streets near Parking Lot J, was completed in January 2011; the second, located between Green and Healey…
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John Street

With unbelievable weather cooperating with the project, O’ Neil Brothers has arrived at the project terminus, Daniel and Willis. The intersection of Willis and Daniel cannot be closed until the intersection of John and Willis is open to traffic. Due to this contractual restriction, the contractor will not be able to complete the storm sewer…
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Boneyard Creek Community Day

The Boneyard Creek Community Day will take place on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Scott Park. Events include trash pick-ups, storm drain marking and creek naturalization projects. Anyone interested in volunteering can visit www.BoneyardCreek.org to complete an online registration.

Robinson Court Demolition

Work began this week on the demolition of the Robinson Court properties near Washington and Russell Streets. This work is part of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvement Project, which includes turning the Robinson Court area into a stormwater detention basin. Clearing Robinson Court is the first step in the implementation of the drainage improvement…
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LED Street Lighting

City of Champaign Public Works Department will be upgrading more lights in the downtown area with energy efficient LED lighting over the next week. They will be installed on Neil Street and around the City Building. The lights will be similar to the street lights recently installed on University Ave. This project is partially funded…
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February Service Requests

A total of 209 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during February 2012 in the Public Works’ Dispatch Office. This was a decrease of 50 requests (19%) from the previous month’s count of 259. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. The Sewer and Asphalt Sections…
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John Street

With great weather cooperating with the project, O’ Neil Brothers has arrived at the corner of John and Willis. The storm sewer will now turn south to the project terminus, Daniel and Willis. Concrete crews are expected to begin work next week and we expect to see pavement being constructed on John Street by the…
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