Category: Public Works Department News

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

 In order to facilitate contracted tree work, the Public Works Department will close one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue just east of the intersection of Kirby Avenue and Fourth Street.  The work will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 21 and is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. The City appreciates the cooperation […]

Code Compliance, Forestry Tackle Dangerous Trees on Private Property

In recent weeks, Inspector Kim Burnett has been responding to complaints about dangerous trees throughout Champaign. With the cooperation with Forestry Supervisor Andrew Lamoreux, imminently dangerous trees have been identified. Several of those trees were found to be dead ash trees that have been killed due to Emerald Ash Borer infestation. One dying willow tree […]

Emergency Tree Work – Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue

Public Works staff will stabilize a large, potentially dangerous tree near the intersection of Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue. The work has begun and is expected to last into the night.  Partial lane closures will be required in order to facilitate access to the tree by the crews.  The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install a new gas main, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: One east bound lane of Kirby Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Valley Drive (east bound traffic reduced to one lane). Monday, August 21 through Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1, 2017

Marketview Drive Lane Closure

In order to install utility for Comcast, Ervin Cable will be closing one eastbound lane of Marketview Drive between Anthony Drive and Moreland Boulevard. The lane closure will begin on Monday, August 21, 2017, and will reopen on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, weather permitting. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane during the closure.

John Street and Mitchell Drive Lane Closures

In order to construct a new storm sewer, Duce Construction will close one lane of John Street between Jackson Street and Teal Cove Court. Mitchell Court will also be reduced to a single lane. Traffic on John Street and Mitchell Court will both be reduced to a single, shared lane in both directions through a […]

Stonebridge Drive Closure

The Public Works Department has closed Stonebridge Drive to through traffic between Ironwood Lane and Charwick Drive to complete pavement repairs.  The closure began on Monday, August 14 and is expected to reopen on Friday, August 25, weather permitting.  Residents will have access to driveways during this closure. The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers […]

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 […]