Category: Public Works Department News

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to remove and replace the sidewalk, curb and gutter at 804 N. Neil Street, Feutz Contractors will be closing one northbound lane of Neil Street between North Street and Eureka Street. The closure will begin on Monday, April 1, 2013, and will reopen on Friday, April 5, 2013. Northbound traffic will be reduced […]

March Service Requests

A total of 494 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during March 2013 in the Public Works Department. This count increased by 182 (58%) requests compared to the 312 requests that were received in February. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. SeeClickFix, a mobile app, […]

IDOT Windsor and I-57 Bridge Construction Starting April 1st

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that starting Monday, April 1, 2013, weather permitting, O’Neil Brothers Construction Company will begin construction work to remove and replace the Windsor Road Bridge over Interstate 57. The new bridge will be wider to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists on both sides of the structure. Throughout the construction […]

Sinkhole at Church & State Streets

A sinkhole developed in the northwest quadrant of the Church and State Street intersection on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 20, 2013. The collapsed pavement area was about three feet in diameter and about half a foot deep. The sinkhole was blocked off, restricting traffic to one lane southbound on State Street and one lane […]

2012 Sewer Lining Project

This project was awarded at the September 18, 2012, City Council meeting and consists of rehabilitating sanitary and storm sewers located throughout the City. It includes lining a total of approximately 12,800 lineal feet of sanitary sewer and 900 lineal feet of storm sewer. SAK Construction, from O’Fallon MO, is the contractor for the project […]

2012 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and Improvements Project

This project was awarded at the July 5, 2012, City Council meeting and consists of rehabilitating various sanitary sewers and appurtenances located throughout the City. It includes a total of approximately 800 lineal feet of new sanitary sewer installed by Horizontal Directional Drilling in the south 500 block of Lynn Street neighborhood and “upsizing” approximately […]

Neil Street Lane Closure at Eureka

In order to complete a water main valve repair, Illinois American Water has closed one southbound lane of Neil Street at Eureka Street. The lane closure began on Friday, March 15, 2013, and will reopen by Friday, March 22, 2013. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area. All efforts will be […]

SeeClickFix

As of March 1, the Public Works Department invited the citizens of Champaign to sign up for a mobile application called SeeClickFix through which problems can be submitted to the department. The SeeClickFix reports may include GPS location of the problem, a photograph, and a description. Problems may also be submitted through the www.SeeClickFix.com website. […]

IDOT Windsor and I-57 Bridge Project Important Construction Dates

O’Neil Brothers, IDOT’s contractor that will replace the Windsor Road bridge over Interstate 57, has identified some important dates in their upcoming construction schedule for Stage 1 work that will impact the traveling public. The key dates and associated construction activities are as follows:  April 1, 2013 Barrier placement on Windsor Road and on Interstate […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to install fiber optic conduit at 201 S. Neil Street for AT&T, Custom Underground will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Clark Street and White Street. The closure will begin on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, and will reopen by Monday, April 1, 2013. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]