Category: Public Works Department News

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL Champaign — The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Friday evening, February 20, 2015. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works…
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New Sanitary Sewer Instrumentation Installed

The SmartCover is instrumentation mounted on the underside of a sewer manhole to monitor liquid levels in the manhole. SmartCover provides real time flow level monitoring with alarm notification. The SmartCover is portable and relocatable to help identify sewer blockages and sources of unusual sewer inflow. SmartCover is wireless, self-contained, attaches to existing manhole covers, has…
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Hill Street Parking Deck Annual Report

Usage: The HSPD experienced another year of usage growth, although the numbers tracked are not as high as 2013. This reduced number is related to a change in how the deck operates on the weekends. Entries and exits are tracked when tickets or electronic passes are used to raise the gates. On weekends parking is free,…
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Public Works Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 280 total requests during January 2015.  This was a 34% increase from December’s 185 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 24 (9%) of the issues. Snow and Ice had a total of 78 (28%) requests….
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Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 3.8 inches during the weekend snow storm. In order to make…
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City Prepares for Upcoming Snowfall

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Saturday evening, January 31, 2015. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has…
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Neil Street Lane Closure & William Street Closure

Neil Street Lane Closure & William Street Closure In order to repair a damaged sanitary sewer main under South Neil Street at William Street, Duce Construction will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street. This closure will also affect the 100 block of William Street from Neil Street to the parking lot entrances west…
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Sewer Maintenance to Bring Lane Closures on Prospect Avenue

SEWER MAINTENANCE TO BRING LANE CLOSURES ON PROSPECT AVENUE (BETWEEN WASHINGTON ST. AND BLOOMINGTON RD.) In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance on Prospect Ave. between Washington St. and Bloomington Rd., the City’s contractor, National Power Rodding Corp., will require various lane closures. The maintenance work is scheduled daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00…
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Phase 2 – West Washington Street Drainage Improvements

The City and the West Washington Street Steering Committee hosted an Open House meeting on January 12 to present the proposed concept plans for Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements project. The project includes the construction of new stormwater detention basins along Glenn Park Drive between Mattis Avenue and Miller Avenue. Once…
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December Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 185 total requests during December 2014. This was a 6% decrease from November’s 197 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 26 (14%) of the issues.   Asphalt had a total of 42 (23%) requests….
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