Category: Public Works Department News

Neil Street and Columbia Avenue Lane Closures (Revised Dates)

In order to repair a sanitary sewer interceptor, Urbana Champaign Sanitary District and Stark Excavating will be closing lanes at the intersection of Neil Street and Columbia Avenue: – Northbound and southbound Neil Street traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  Lanes will shift near the intersection of Columbia Avenue. – Eastbound […]

Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to perform an emergency water service repair for Illinois American Water, Cross Construction has closed one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Springfield Avenue and White Street.  The lane closure started on Monday, February 29 and will reopen by Friday, March 11.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation

As of 12:15 p.m. Thursday, February 25, 2016 the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 3.7 inches of snow during the Wednesday morning to evening storm. In order to […]

Neil Street and Columbia Avenue Lane Closures

In order to repair a sanitary sewer interceptor, Urbana Champaign Sanitary District and Stark Excavating will be closing lanes at the intersection of Neil and Columbia: – Northbound and southbound Neil Street traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Lanes will shift near the intersection of Columbia Avenue. – Eastbound Columbia Avenue […]

City of Champaign – Update on Snow Clearing Efforts

The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall and accompanying winds that began this morning. Many in-town locations are seeing plows move into the secondary streets as of this evening. Due to blowing snow, additional resources have been deployed to outlying areas. According to Public Works Operations Supervisor, Cory Conrad, “We […]

City to Address Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department will deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. Forecasters are calling for 4-6” of total accumulation, with high winds. According to Public Works Operations Supervisor, Cory Conrad, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works […]

Green Street Lane Closure

In order to install a sign at 519 E. Green Street, Bankier Apartments will be closing one eastbound lane of Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. The lane closure will occur between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25.  Eastbound traffic will not be interrupted and will be shifted into the […]

University Avenue Lane Closure (Extended)

In order to facilitate exterior finishes, masonry, and site work at 508 and 608 East University Avenue (Latitude project), Whittenberg Construction has closed a westbound lane of University Avenue between Wright Street and Fifth Street.  The lane closure began on Monday, December 7, 2015, and will continue until Friday, April 29, 2016.  The lane will […]

Fifth Street Road Closure

In order to install a storm sewer service at 501 E University, Mayfield Construction will close Fifth Street between University Avenue and Clark Street. The road closure will begin on Thursday, February 18, 2016 and will reopen on Monday, February 22, 2016. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area. Access to local properties […]

Prairie Street Road Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will close Prairie Street from University Avenue to Clark Street. The road closure will begin on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 a.m. and is planned to be reopened by 4:00 p.m. No through traffic will be allowed during the closure; however access to properties will […]