Category: Public Works Department News

APWA Gives Boneyard Creek Project Award

Boneyard Creek projects received an award Friday May 4, 2012 at the American Public Works Association (APWA), Illinois Chapter Annual Meeting in Peoria. The Boneyard Creek Second Street Detention Project and associated Logan Street Storm Sewer Improvements Project were jointly awarded the Public Works Project of the Year 2012 in the category of Environment, $10…
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Honorary Street Dedication Ceremony

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, The City of Champaign held a dedication ceremony for Honorary Catherine Hogue Way. The new honorary street is located on East Park Street, between Second Street and Third Street. Ms. Hogue was best known for being a community activist and longtime member of the Champaign County Board.

Spray Injection Patch Truck

On May 2, 2012, the Public Works Operations Division put a new piece of equipment into service to help battle the war on potholes – the Leeboy RA-400 spray injection patch truck. This unit uses a spray injection method to patch potholes and requires only one operator to utilize an extendable arm that prepares and…
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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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