Category: Public Works Department News

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a leaking water line, Illinois American Water Company will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Bradley Avenue and Beardsley Avenue.  The work will begin on Monday, July 31, 2017, and the lane will reopen on Friday, August 4, 2017, weather permitting.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]

New Methods to Promote City’s Online Auctions

The City Manager’s Office and Public Works Department recently collaborated on new ways to promote the City’s online auctions to the public.  Public Works frequently uses eBay to sell used vehicles and equipment, but was seeking a better way to promote these auctions to the public.  With assistance from the Communications Division, online auction posts […]

City Prepares for Campus Area Apartment Turnover

In preparation for the apartment turnover and the arrival of new students around the University of Illinois campus, the Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments are once again taking proactive measures to ensure the campus area remains litter free. The Neighborhood Services Department will increase inspection activity in the University District August 14-25, 2017, to […]

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. Westbound Church Street traffic will be merged into a single lane through a short construction work zone. Work is planned to begin on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 a.m. and be completed […]

2017 Sewer Lining – Green Street

As part of the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract, Insituform Technologies, LLC will be lining a sanitary sewer on Green Street between State Street and Neil Street.  Work is planned to begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Randolph Street and State Street (at the intersections of Green Street) will have lane restrictions. The public […]

No Parking at the “Black Dog” Traffic Circle

No Parking at the Black Dog Traffic Circle East of the intersection of Main and Chestnut Streets, there is a traffic circle that allows access to the Depot Building, Black Dog Restaurant, etc. While there are No Parking signs around much of the outside curb of the traffic circle, Champaign Police report that vehicles are […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closures

In order to install a gas main, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: •  One northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Arrow Road (northbound traffic reduced to one lane).               o Monday, July 24, 2017, through Friday, July 28, 2017 ] • […]

Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete restoration for a gas main installation, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: • One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Chevy Chase Drive and William Street (northbound  traffic reduced to one lane).              o Monday, July 24, 2017, through Friday, July […]

2017 Sewer Lining – Green Street

DMA / Mid – America, a sub-contractor for Insituform Technologies, LLC, will be performing pre-cleaning and televising for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract on Green Street between State Street and Neil Street beginning Tuesday, July 18. Randolph Street and State Street (at the intersections of Green Street) will have lane restrictions. The public is encouraged […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install a gas main, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes:      • One westbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Waverly Drive and Cambridge Drive (westbound                  traffic reduced to one lane).              o Monday, […]