Category: Public Works Department News

Healey Street Construction Update

Last week, A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. finished reconstructing the intersection of Healey St. & Sixth St., and the intersection was fully opened to traffic.   By the end of this week, A&R will complete the reconstruction of Healey St. between Fifth St. and Sixth St. On Wednesday, June 25, A&R closed the intersection of Healey St….
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May Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 348 total requests during May 2014. May’s count increased by 32 calls compared to April’s 316. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 46 (13.2%) of the service issues. The Forestry Section received 75 (22%) of…
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Sixth Street Road Closure

In order to install a storm sewer connection at 519 E. Green Street, Broeren Russo and Mid-Illinois Concrete will close Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street on: Monday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 2, 2014 During this closure, through traffic will not be allowed in the area, but the contractor will accommodate deliveries….
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Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to replace telecommunications conduit for AT&T, Custom Underground will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Park Street and Church Street. The lane closure will occur on the following dates: Monday, June 30, 2014, through Thursday, July 3, 2014 Monday, July 7, 2014, through Friday, July 11, 2014 During the closure,…
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Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform a pole replacement and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Willis Avenue and McKinley Avenue. The lane closure will occur on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Westbound traffic will be…
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Electric Vehicle Chargers Upgraded in Hill Street Parking Deck

Electric vehicle chargers in the Hill Street Parking deck were recently upgraded for compatibility with newer electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, etc… One older, paddle type charger remains to accommodate any visitors who may have older EVs. The photo at right shows resident Scott Willenbrock charging his Chevy Volt. Staff will…
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Public Works Kids Day

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, the Public Works Department hosted 50 kids for the bi-annual Public Works Kids Day. These young attendees were the children, grandchildren, and other relatives of Public Works employees. The kids arrived and “clocked in” to participate in the multiple activities developed by a staff committee. Throughout the morning, the kids…
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Infrastructure Maintenance Construction Update

Schomburg & Schomburg Construction, Inc. has completed the sidewalk repair on the East side of Elm Street from Healey Street to White Street. The first two blocks of the Elm Street brick repair is complete and work is progressing on the final block between Union Street and White Street. Work in the North Campus TIF…
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2014 Concrete Street Maintenance

Fourth Street As part of the City’s Annual Concrete Street Maintenance Project, Beniach Construction will continue working on Fourth Street from Bradley Avenue to East Vine Street. Fourth Street will remain open for two-way traffic. The work involves pavement patching, sidewalk repairs and lawn restoration. Fourth Street is scheduled to be completed by July 31,…
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Intermodal Parking Lot Improvements Project

A&R has completed all patching, routing, and sealing in the Intermodal Parking Lot. The installation of new pavement markings is the only major work item yet to be completed. Weather permitting, new parking markings will be applied this week, and the lot will be fully accessible to customers by the end of this week.  

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