Category: Public Works Department News

Intermodal Parking Lot Improvements Project

On Tuesday, May 27, A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. began work on the Intermodal Parking Lot Improvements Project.  They are currently in the process of patching the north half of the main Intermodal parking lot at Market St. and University Ave.  By Friday, May 30, A&R will have completed all patching, routing, sealing and striping on…
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Virginia Theater Streetscape Work

In order to prepare a permanent home for the Champaign Park District’s Roger Ebert sculpture, work was recently done in the parkway outside the Virginia Theater.  A portion of a landscape bed was removed and replaced with sidewalk to make room for the sculpture and give plenty of space for photo opportunities.  In addition, a…
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Healey Street Construction Update

On Monday, May 19, A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. began work on the Healey Street Reconstruction Project.  A&R has been working at the intersection of Healey & Sixth for the past two weeks.  They are in the process of completing a significant amount of storm sewer work at this location.  They have also worked to accommodate…
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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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