Category: Public Works Department News

Upcoming Event to Affect Travel and Parking

The upcoming Mariposa Music Festival in Downtown Champaign will affect travel and parking on Saturday, July 12. The City of Champaign wishes to provide information about these closures to inform citizens of the potential for affected travel during these times. The City encourages citizens to use alternative routes and alternative modes of transportation when possible. On Saturday,…
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Mattis Avenue and John Street Lane Closures

In order to remove monitoring wells and patch pavement at Mattis Avenue and John Street, Stantec Consulting will be closing one lane of Mattis Avenue and one lane of John Street on Monday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 9, 2014: Mattis Avenue – One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue will be closed from Henry Street…
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Green Street Road Closure

In order to install new sanitary sewer connections at 519 E Green and at 524 E Green Street, Mid-Illinois Concrete will be closing all lanes of Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street on: ·         Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11, 2014 These connections require excavations into the middle of the street from the…
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Mahomet Aquifer Summit Meeting Planned

The future of Central Illinois’ most important source of drinking water is in jeopardy! Area Disposal Company (aka Peoria Disposal Company) has a permit to accept toxic wastes like MGP at their Clinton Landfill site, which is directly over the Mahomet Aquifer. They are now attempting to get approval from USEPA to accept PCBs. This…
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Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Activity in Champaign

In early June 2014, the City of Champaign’s Public Works Department confirmed multiple infestations of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) within ash trees on the City’s rights-of-way. A total of eleven ash trees were identified with the EAB in June—of which, nine have been removed. The first confirmed infestation of EAB in Champaign occurred in…
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Healey Street Construction Update

Last week, A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. finished reconstructing the intersection of Healey St. & Sixth St., and the intersection was fully opened to traffic.   By the end of this week, A&R will complete the reconstruction of Healey St. between Fifth St. and Sixth St. On Wednesday, June 25, A&R closed the intersection of Healey St….
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May Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 348 total requests during May 2014. May’s count increased by 32 calls compared to April’s 316. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 46 (13.2%) of the service issues. The Forestry Section received 75 (22%) of…
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Sixth Street Road Closure

In order to install a storm sewer connection at 519 E. Green Street, Broeren Russo and Mid-Illinois Concrete will close Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street on: Monday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 2, 2014 During this closure, through traffic will not be allowed in the area, but the contractor will accommodate deliveries….
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Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to replace telecommunications conduit for AT&T, Custom Underground will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Park Street and Church Street. The lane closure will occur on the following dates: Monday, June 30, 2014, through Thursday, July 3, 2014 Monday, July 7, 2014, through Friday, July 11, 2014 During the closure,…
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