Category: Public Works Department News

City of Champaign Response for Storm Damage Tree/Natural Debris

The City of Champaign Public Works Department has mobilized resources to respond to Sunday’s storm, that left behind damaged trees, bushes, and other natural debris. Much of this damage was in the area bordered by Windsor Rd., Rising Rd., Kirby Ave., Staley Rd. City-owned and private tree debris is being picked up and will continue […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform fiber optic installation operations, Metro Communications Company will close one eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Prospect Avenue and Neil Street.  The lane closure will begin on Thursday, June 14 and is expected to be completed and reopened to traffic on Thursday, June 28.  During the closure, eastbound traffic will be […]


Southwood Drive Lane Closures

In order to complete asphalt street repairs, the Public Works Department will close alternating lanes of Southwood Drive between Duncan Road and Stratford Court. The lane closures will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11 and are planned to be completed by 3:00 p.m. Please pay close attention to construction signs and traffic control […]


2018 Concrete Street Improvements Project (Rebecca Drive)

As part of the City’s 2018 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Rebecca Drive from Southmoor Drive to Tamarack Drive will be reconstructed.  The City’s contractor for the project, Kinney Contractors, will begin work Monday, June 11, 2018, weather permitting. Beginning Monday, June 11 the south bound lane of Rebecca Drive between Southmoor Drive […]


Town Center Boulevard Lane Closures

In order to complete landscape maintenance, the Public Works Department will close one eastbound and one westbound lane of Town Center Boulevard between Prospect Avenue and Moreland Boulevard.  The lane closures will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, June 1 and are planned to be completed by 8:00 a.m.  One lane of eastbound traffic and […]


McKinley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a sinkhole in pavement, Urbana Champaign Sanitary District and DUCE Construction have closed the southbound lane of McKinley Avenue between Bloomington Road and Paula Drive. The lane closure began on Wednesday, May 30 and will reopen on Friday, June 8.  During the closure northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install new gas main and services, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing one eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Cambridge Drive and Prospect Avenue (eastbound traffic reduced to one lane).  The closure will begin on Thursday, May 31 and is expected to be reopened to traffic by Friday, August 17. […]


Olympian Drive Road Closure to Complete Pavement Repairs

OLYMPIAN DRIVE ROAD CLOSURE TO COMPLETE PAVEMENT REPAIRS (Apollo Drive to Lincoln Avenue) Due to a pavement failure located approximately 300 feet west of the bridge over the railroad, the City of Champaign has closed Olympian Drive from Apollo Drive to Lincoln Avenue in Urbana. Traffic control signage is in place at Market Drive, with […]


Windsor Road Lane Closures to Repair Pavement

Windsor Road Lane Closures to Complete Pavement Repairs Due to pavement failures, the City of Champaign has closed the two westbound lanes of Windsor Road, between First Street and Neil Street. Two-way traffic will be maintained by using the eastbound lanes. A contractor is being secured to complete the emergency repairs. The work is expected […]


2018 Pavement Marking Project

2018 Pavement Marking Project Varsity Striping will begin work on the 2018 Pavement Marking Project on Tuesday, May 29. The project will include both the removal of old markings and the installation of new markings on various streets within the City of Champaign. Work is expected to last through the fall and should be completed […]