Category: Public Works Department News

2013 Fall Tree Planting

The Forestry Section has completed their Fall 2013 tree planting. In the month of November, they planted 104 trees throughout the City including varieties of hybrid elm, tuliptree, black maple, japanese tree lilac, bald cypress, planetree, and zelkova. In all, trees were planted in twenty-one different sections of the City with section 20 which had […]

Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December

During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one free visit in the parking deck up to four hours on the […]

Painting the City Pink

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Public Works staff purchased pink shirts with the City logo and wore them Fridays in October to show their support to find a cure.

Railroad Crossing Removal

The Canadian National Railroad will be removing their railroad crossing on Market St. between Columbia Ave. and Eureka St. starting on Monday, October 28 thru Wednesday, October 30, weather permitting. Market St. will be closed to traffic during this time and the traveling public is asked to follow the marked detour. Access to all businesses […]

Public Works September Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a decrease in service requests submitted during the month of September. Citizens and City staff submitted 265 total requests during September 2013. The count decreased by 77 (-22%) compared to the 342 requests that were received during the month of August. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded […]

811 North State Street Demolition Update

The contractor has rescheduled the start of the demolition of the City owned building at 811 North State Street. Demolition is now scheduled to begin on October 21. Equipment will be moved on site and perimeter fencing will be placed around the site October 18 or 19.  Actual building demolition is expected to take about […]

University Avenue Lane Closure

Jeremy Lew & Associates is announcing an upcoming lane closure on University Avenue for window work at 17 E University Avenue (Inman Place). An eastbound lane of University Avenue will be closed from Walnut Street to Market Street on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 7am to 6pm. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane […]

Public Health Grant for Safe Route to School Plan

The Champaign Urbana Public Health District (C-UPHD) has secured a $10,000 grant to be applied toward the completion of a Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Plan for South Side School. C-UPHD will be contracting with the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) to complete the plan. RPC has completed two such plans under contract with the City […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to set a crane and place scaffolding for exterior finishes at 217 North Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]

Sangamon Drive Road Closure

In order to accommodate construction traffic at 2307 Sangamon Drive (Leonhard Recreational Center), Champaign Park District will be closing a section of Sangamon Drive just east of Kenwood Road. Sangamon Drive will be closed from Kenwood Road to the Sholem Pool parking lot starting on Monday, September 30, 2013, through Friday, October 25, 2013. The […]