Category: Public Works Department News

Westlawn Avenue Closure

The Public Works Department will close Westlawn Avenue to through traffic between Green Street and Healey Street to repair a storm sewer. The closure will begin on August 14 and is expected to reopen the morning of August 17, weather permitting.  Residents will have access to driveways during this closure. The City appreciates the cooperation […]

Lane Closure: 2017 Sewer Lining

Insituform Technologies LLC will be lining a 24-inch storm sewer for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract on Sixth Street between Chalmers Street and Armory Avenue beginning 7:00 a.m. on August 15, 2017. Sixth Street, at the intersections of Chalmers Street and Armory Avenue, will have lane restrictions as well as parking restrictions. The public is […]

Recycling and Donating During Move-In/Out

Recycling and Donating During Move-In/Out Cardboard-Only Dumpsters As the fall semester begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign is holding a Cardboard Dumpster Event for Feed the Thing During Move In/Out from August 18-27, 2017. Cardboard dumpsters will be placed around the Campustown area with the purpose of providing students living in multifamily buildings […]

Annual Paving Project – West Kirby Avenue Closure

Starting Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Cross Construction Company will close Kirby Avenue between English Oak Drive and Mullikin Drive to construct roadway patches.  This work will take one day to complete. The City of Champaign would like to thank you for your cooperation and patience during this construction season.  All 2017 City Engineering Division projects […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to prepare for a gas main installation, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: One eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Arrow Road and Dodds Drive (eastbound traffic reduced to one lane). Monday, July 31 through Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Prospect Avenue Lane Closures

 In order to install a gas main, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: One northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Arrow Road (northbound traffic reduced to one lane). Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 11, 2017 One southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Devonshire […]

Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete restoration for a gas main installation, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Sangamon Drive and William Street (northbound traffic reduced to one lane). Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4, 2017

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to repair a leaking water line, Illinois American Water Company will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Bradley Avenue and Beardsley Avenue.  The work will begin on Monday, July 31, 2017, and the lane will reopen on Friday, August 4, 2017, weather permitting.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]

New Methods to Promote City’s Online Auctions

The City Manager’s Office and Public Works Department recently collaborated on new ways to promote the City’s online auctions to the public.  Public Works frequently uses eBay to sell used vehicles and equipment, but was seeking a better way to promote these auctions to the public.  With assistance from the Communications Division, online auction posts […]

City Prepares for Campus Area Apartment Turnover

In preparation for the apartment turnover and the arrival of new students around the University of Illinois campus, the Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments are once again taking proactive measures to ensure the campus area remains litter free. The Neighborhood Services Department will increase inspection activity in the University District August 14-25, 2017, to […]