Category: Public Works Department News

Green Street Lane Closure

Broeren Russo Construction, Inc. is announcing an upcoming lane closure on Green Street to facilitate construction at 112 E Green.  A portion of the westbound lane of Green Street between Second Street & First Street (adjacent to the property) will be closed from Monday, March 17, 2014 through Monday, March 31, 2014.  The closure will…
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Prospect Avenue Lane Closures

In order to replace a damaged utility pole, Ameren Illinois will be closing two lanes of Prospect Avenue between Daniel Street and John Street on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane each in the area.

EPA to hold Public Hearings on Sole Source Designation of Mahomet Aquifer

CHICAGO (March 12, 2014) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed approval of a petition to designate a portion of the Mahomet Aquifer system in east-central Illinois as a sole source aquifer. EPA’s public comment period on the proposed designation begins March 13 and closes June 12, 2014. The Safe Drinking Water Act gives…
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Upcoming Multiple Lane Closures

LANE CLOSURES PEACH STREET, SEATON COURT, STRATFORD DRIVE, NORTH FOURTH STREET   Champaign – G.M. Sipes will be sealing concrete joints on Peach Street, Seaton Court, Stratford Drive, and North Fourth Street starting Monday, March 17, 2014, weather permitting. This will be a moving operation with temporary lane closures around the work area.   Work will…
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Boneyard Creek Restoration Given Accolades

A new case study of Boneyard Creek has been published to the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s award-winning Landscape Performance Series! This unique online database now includes over 75 exemplary landscape projects with quantified environmental, economic, and social benefits. The impact of Boneyard Creek, the Second Street Basins and Scott Park, was assessed and documented through LAF’s…
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Green Street Public Open House

Community Civic Event Date and Time of Meeting: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Purpose of Meeting: Green Street Public Open House  Location: Champaign Public Library 200 W. Green Street The open house represents the official kick off to the City’s $6 million dollar Green Street Phase III project. This project will…
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Upcoming Free Electronics Recycling – April 12, 2014

A FREE countywide electronics collection event will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Parkland College (2400 W. Bradley Ave) in Champaign.  Please use the Duncan Road entrance for the best access to the event. For more info, click here: http://feedthething.org/2014/02/free-countywide-electronics-collection-event/   Postcard for April 12, 2014

ICC Approves Funding for the Olympian Drive Railroad Bridge

On February 20, 2014 the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved railroad crossing protection funding in the amount of $7.8 million to construct the Olympian Drive bridge over the Illinois Central Railroad. Reaching an ICC decision on the railroad bridge took over two years and is an important step in moving the Olympian Drive (Apollo Drive…
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Green Street Public Open House

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the City of Champaign will host an introductory Public Open House at the Champaign Public Library, 200 West Green Street. This open house will introduce the Green Street Phase III project to attendees and seek public input on preliminary design concepts for the Green…
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