Category: Public Works Department News

New Traffic Control Order to Deter Engine Braking on Staley Road

New Traffic Control Order to Deter Engine Braking on Staley Road A new Traffic Control Order was recently approved by the City Manager which will prohibit large trucks traveling on Staley Road from using engine braking as a way to decelerate.  This type of braking, sometimes called “Jake Braking”, causes loud noises and vibrations and […]

2017 Sewer Lining Work to Begin

2017 SEWER LINING WORK TO BEGIN DMA / Mid – America, a sub-contractor for Insituform Technologies LLC will be performing pre-cleaning and televising for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract throughout the City of Champaign beginning June 20, 2017. Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition. Initial cleaning on June 20, 2017 is scheduled […]

Annual Paving Project – Windsor Road Closure

Starting Monday, June 26, 2017, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the second phase of the City’s annual paving project. This portion of the work will take place on Windsor Road (Briar Hill Drive to Mattis Avenue), Duncan Road (Windsor Road to Stoneybrook Drive), and Mattis Avenue (Windsor Road to 1,000 feet south of […]

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a water leak, Illinois American Water Company will be closing a lane of traffic in each direction on University Avenue between State Street and Randolph Street. The closure will begin on Monday, June 19 and will reopen on Friday, June 23, 2017, weather permitting.

2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project – Southmoor Drive

2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project – Southmoor Drive As part of the City’s 2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Southmoor Drive from Rebecca Drive to Brett Drive will be reconstructed. The City’s contractor for the project, Otto Baum Company, will continue work; weather permitting, Monday, June 19. Beginning Monday, June 19, weather permitting, […]

West Church Street Lane Closure

In order to construct storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close one westbound lane of Church Street between Prospect Avenue and McKinley Avenue.  Church Street traffic will be merged into a single lane through a short construction work zone. Work is planned to begin on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 a.m. and be completed and […]

Davidson Drive Road Closure

In order to construct storm sewer repairs, Duce Construction will close Davidson Drive at the north side of Davidson Park. Davidson Drive is a local neighborhood street with only local residential traffic. Local home owners are asked to access their driveways from Church Street on their respective side of Davidson Park. Work is planned to […]

Lane Closures on Kirby Avenue and Prospect Avenue

In order to install fiber optic utility near the intersection of Kirby Avenue and Prospect Avenue, Custom Underground will be closing the following lanes: One northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Kirby Avenue and Dodds Drive. Northbound Prospect Avenue traffic will be reduced to one lane in this area. One westbound lane of Kirby Avenue […]

Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements (Lane Closures on Mattis Avenue)

Several daytime lane closures are planned for the next seven days as part of Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project.  The lane closures include the following: • One southbound lane of Mattis Avenue will be closed between Springer Drive and Glenn Park Drive.  Southbound traffic will be merged into one lane […]

South Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to construct storm sewer and pavement repairs, Duce Construction will close one northbound lane of Neil Street between St. Mary’s Road and Devonshire Drive. Northbound Neil Street traffic will be merged into a single lane through a short construction work zone. Southbound Neil Street will remain open and unaffected. Work is planned to […]