Category: Public Works Department News

2012 Arbor Day Activities

The City of Champaign Forestry Crew celebrated Arbor Day on April 27, 2012, with a couple of activities. In the morning, they held a tree-planting ceremony for a group of twenty 6-year olds from the Champaign Park District Busy Bee Day Camp. A Kwanzan cherry tree was planted at the southwest corner of Randolph and…
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2012 Slurry Seal Project

This year’s slurry seal project is scheduled to begin May 8 (weather pending) and will be completed within 21 working days. The contractor for this year’s project is AC Pavement Striping Company from Elgin, Illinois. The project concentrates work on the oil and chip type streets south of Church Street and east of Prospect Avenue….
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John Street

With John Street open to traffic O’ Neil Brothers is now able to concentrate on the completion of the storm sewer at the intersection of Daniel and Willis. Varsity Striping is working on the installation of the pavement marking and should be completed by the end of this week. Landscaping will begin within the next…
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John Street Project Receives PACA Award

PACA recently awarded the John Street Drainage Improvement Project with the 2012 Streetscaping Heritage Award for the use of permeable pavement systems to help control stormwater runoff. The project utilized permeable pavements along with other green infrastructure such as rain gardens to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff in the watershed. Permeable pavement was utilized…
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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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