Category: Public Works Department News

State Street Lane Closure

In order to complete storm sewer and pavement repairs, Duce Construction will close the northbound lane of State Street between Kirby Avenue and Fox Drive.  This work will start on Monday, December 11 at 7:00 a.m., and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by noon on Tuesday, December 12.   Traffic will remain […]

Mayfair Road Closure

In order to repair pavement failures, A&R Mechanical Services will be closing Mayfair Road between Kirby Avenue and Waverly Drive.   Work will begin on Thursday, November 30, and is expected to be completed by Friday, December 8, weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed during the closure, however driveway access will be maintained.

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform an emergency water main repair, Illinois American Water has closed one eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Coronado Drive.  The lane will reopen on Friday, December 1.  During the closure, eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install fiber optic conduit for i3 Broadband, Perley Cable Construction will be closing one eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Westfield Drive and Scottsdale Drive.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, November 27 and will reopen on Monday, December 4.  During the closure, eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane […]

Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December

Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck, as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses and restaurants. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one […]

Fall 2017 Residential Electronics Collection Recap

The fall Residential Electronics Collection Event was held the morning of October 14, 2017, at Parkland College. The event was co-sponsored by the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, and Champaign County Probation and Court Services. The sponsors contracted with A-Team Recyclers to process and recycle the […]

Windsor Road Lane Closure

In order to install fiber optic conduit, Campus Communications Group will be closing one eastbound lane of Windsor Road between Galen Drive and Prospect Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, November 13 and will reopen on Friday, November 17.  During the closure, eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

Aging Brick Sidewalk Replaced Near The Esquire

Aging Brick Sidewalk Replaced Near The Esquire This past summer, the Mayor received a complaint from a citizen regarding the condition of the brick sidewalk along the south side of The Esquire. Over the years, many of the bricks in this immediate area had portions of their surface break away, leaving an array of trip hazards […]

Public Works Tree Nursery Produces First Crop of Trees

Public Works Tree Nursery Produces First Crop of Trees Public Works staff first started a tree nursery in 2014, on October 26 the Forestry Section planted the very first tree grown from our own nursery out on City ROW. A Dawn Redwood tree was planted on the ROW on Cynthia Dr, adjacent to Garden Hills […]

Chester Street Construction Work to Affect Traffic

CHESTER STREET CONSTRUCTION WORK TO AFFECT TRAFFIC (BETWEEN WALNUT ST. AND NEIL ST.) On Thursday, November 2, 2017, beginning at 8:30a.m., PEMCO Service Company will be replacing the monitoring well lid for an underground storage tank in the 10-east block of Chester Street, near the City Building. To complete this work, PEMCO will saw cut […]