Category: Public Works Department News

Annual Asphalt Overlay Project

Starting June 2, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the City’s annual asphalt overlay project.  The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp replacement, milling off a portion of the existing surface, paving two layers of new asphalt surface, manhole adjustments, and new pavement markings.  There will be intermittent…
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RISING ROAD STREET CLOSURE

RISING ROAD – STREET CLOSURE Due to this evening’s severe weather, multiple power poles and power lines were knocked down onto the roadway on Rising Road. In order to maintain citizen safety, Rising Road is closed between Curtis Road and Windsor Road until repairs can be made. Ameren has been notified and has dispatched crews…
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City of Champaign will not Continue Municipal Electric Aggregation

The City of Champaign announced today that its Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) program will not continue for the next year (June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015). The City was not able to obtain from a retail electric supplier a bid that could beat the Ameren electricity supply rate. “The City’s MEA program was a…
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Public Works Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 316 total requests during April 2014.  April’s count was very similar to March’s at 313 service requests.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 31 (9.8%) of the service issues.  Over half (19) of the SeeClickFix…
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IDOT Opens Bids for Olympian Drive (Apollo to Lincoln)

On Friday, April 25, 2014, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) opened bids for the Olympian Drive (Apollo to Lincoln) Project.  The project received four bids as follows: Halverson Construction Co. Inc., Springfield, IL                             $7,420,914.65 Stark Excavating, Inc., Bloomington, IL                                           $7,399,305.36 Otto Baum, Morton, IL                                                                    $7,193,745.11 Feutz Contractors Inc., Champaign, IL                                           $7,092,062.46 (low bid)…
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Washington Street Drainage Improvements (Robeson Court Detention Basin)

The City of Champaign has awarded a contract to Stark Excavating for the construction of the Washington Street drainage improvements. This project will consist of constructing a new detention basin and amenities along with an upgraded storm sewer system at the intersection of Washington and Russell Street. The basin improvements will be complete before the…
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Windsor Road Project Update

Stark Excavating is widening the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57.  Construction began on April 1 and will be complete on October 15, 2014.  It’s required that the road be open for traffic on August 15, 2014.  Stark is currently constructing the foundation for the retaining walls.  Due to the existing development,…
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S. Fourth Street Updates

As part of the South Fourth project, street lights will be constructed along South First Street.  Champaign Signal is currently installing the South Fourth street lights. Stark Excavating has constructed the curb and gutter on Gerty Drive east of South Fourth Street this week.  Construction of the street will occur within the next few weeks. …
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2014 Slurry Seal Project

This year’s slurry seal project is scheduled to begin May 5 (weather pending) and will be completed within 21 working days.  The contractor for this year’s project is Microsurfacing Contractors LLC from Peoria, Illinois. The project concentrates work on the oil and chip type streets in the northern one-third of the City.  This project will…
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