Category: Public Works Department News

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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Public Works Department March Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a 256 (38%) decrease in service requests during the month of March compared to February. Citizens and City staff submitted 313 total requests during March 2014. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.   Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 34 (10.8%)…
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April 12 Countywide Residential Electronics Collection at Parkland College

Area residents are invited to bring old or unwanted electronic items to the upcoming Countywide Residential Electronics Collection to have these items responsibly recycled and refurbished. Teams of community service volunteers will be on hand to unload electronic items from residents’ vehicles. No fees will be collected from persons dropping off items. The collection will…
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Permanent Pavement Repair Project

The project removes damaged pavement (potholes) and replaces it with full-depth concrete pavement. Feutz Contractors started work on the project March 31, 2014. Feutz has already completed work at four locations: Devonshire Drive between Lakeside Drive and Sandpiper Lane; Broadmoor Drive between Mayfair Road and Robert Drive; Harrington Drive between O’Donnell Drive and Robert Drive;…
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Fourth Street

Champaign Signal has been working on the installation of street lights along First Street from St Marys Road to Windsor Road. This work should be complete within three weeks. Stark Excavating will begin placing a rock base for Gerty Drive this week. Construction of the street will occur shortly after the base has been placed….
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Windsor Road Project

The State of Illinois awarded a contract to Stark Excavating to widen the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57. Construction began on April 1 and will be complete on October 15, 2014. There is a requirement that the road be open for traffic on August 15, 2014. Stark is currently working on…
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Residential Electronics Collection

APRIL 12 Countywide Residential Electronics Collection at Parkland College Area residents are invited to bring old or unwanted electronic items to the upcoming Countywide Residential Electronics Collection to have these items responsibly recycled or refurbished. Teams of community service volunteers will be on hand to unload electronic items from residents’ vehicles. No fees will be…
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Church Street Lane Closure

CHURCH STREET LANE CLOSURE  Champaign – In order to remove two ash trees at 608 W. Church St., Clean Sweep Tree Service will be closing the 600 block of W. Church St. between New St. and Lynn St. on Wednesday April 9, 2014 between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. Traffic will be diverted into…
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