Category: Public Works Department News

Windsor Road Complete Street Project Awarded $1.7 Million ITEP Grant

On January 30, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider announced nearly $50 million in Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant awards. The City of Champaign’s Windsor Road Complete Street Project was one of 54 projects awarded an ITEP grant. The full amount of the City’s grant award is $1,740,800.  The Windsor…
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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event an Overwhelming Success in 2012

Results from the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event held on September 29, 2012 in Champaign revealed that households properly disposed of 205,127 pounds of oils, paints, solvents, old gasoline, adhesives, sealers, flammables, mercury, asbestos, lead-acid batteries and poisons and pesticides. The collection event was an overwhelming success with more than 2,200 households participating. The 2012…
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Public Works Grounds Cleanup

Cleanup of the grounds behind the Public Works building are underway. One major task involved clearing a large pile of bricks which had been stored on wooden pallets, but eventually deteriorated due to exposure to precipitation, sunlight, etc. In the fall of 2011, a local minority contractor, Hayes Landscape Service, stacked 85,600 of the bricks…
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Surplus Property Giveaway

A Surplus Property Giveaway was held in the Public Works storage building (formerly part of the Meadow Gold complex) on Thursday, December 20. There were two 2-hour sessions; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Fifteen organizations attended the event, and nearly every agency acquired one or more items at no cost to…
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Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair an emergency water main break and restore pavement, Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Devonshire Drive. The lane closure began on Friday, January 4, 2013, and will reopen by Friday, January 11, 2013. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in…
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