Category: Public Works Department News

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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Fourth Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a repair on a storm sewer main at the southeast corner of Fourth Street and Springfield Avenue, DUCE Construction will be closing a northbound lane of Fourth Street between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, April 14, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, April 18,…
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Sawgrass Lane Street Name Changed to Crimson

On March 16, 2014 Public Works sent a letter to all Sawgrass Lane residents notifying them of the street name change.  All 16 local agencies currently on the address notice list were notified by email.  The Navteq, TeleAtlas, and TomTom mobile navigators were notified of the street name change via web interfaces. On April 1,…
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Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to install a sign at 217 North Neil Street, American Dowell Sign Company will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street on Thursday, April 17, 2014.  The lane will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one…
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I Heart My Aquifer

Serving as the primary source of drinking water for municipalities and homeowners across fourteen counties in Central Illinois, the Mahomet Aquifer is a fundamental element to our neighborhoods. Due to its immense importance within our own community, the City has partnered with other communities and other affected parties, including: Champaign County and Dewitt County; the…
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Fourth Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a repair on a storm sewer main at the southeast corner of Fourth Street and Springfield Avenue, DUCE Construction will be closing a northbound lane of Fourth Street between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, April 14, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, April 18,…
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