Category: Public Works Department News

Fourth Street

Stark Excavating continues to make progress towards the project completion. The construction of curb and gutter, on the last stage of Hazelwood, has been completed. The proposed pavement on Hazelwood will be installed by the end of next week, weather permitting. Currently, Stake is installing the 10-foot combination sidewalk and bike path along the west […]

May Service Request Totals

A total of 404 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during May 2013 in the Public Works Department. This count decreased by 198 (33%) requests compared to the 602 requests that were received in April. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Forty-six (11%) of the […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to facilitate work at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street on Monday, June 10, 2013 between 7am and 12pm. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

Church Street Road Closure

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers of First Bank and those who require […]

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan – 2013 Update

On April 25 at the university and on May 29 at the Public Library, the City hosted public open houses to discuss the ADA Transition Plan – 2013 Update. The open houses provided the citizens of Champaign the opportunity to learn more about the requirements of Title II of the ADA (access to City programs […]

Champaign, Urbana, and the University Partner with CUMTD on 2013 TIGER Grant Application

The Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD), in partnership with the University of Illinois, the City of Urbana, and the City of Champaign, is submitting a Federal Department of Transportation TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant application, requesting $13,391,888 in funding to complete important mobility investments in the University District.  The CUMTD TIGER grant […]

University Avenue Work Update

Progress on University Avenue from Mattis Avenue to State Street continues to move forward. Next week the contractor will continue to construct curb and a sidewalk ramp on the south side of the street. There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the construction period. However, one lane will be open at all times. Access to […]

IDOT Windsor and I-57 Bridge Project – Interstate Closure 2

Progress on Stage 1 of IDOT’s Windsor Road Bridge project over Interstate 57 continues to move forward. Next week, O’Neil Brothers Construction is expected to begin setting the new structural steel beams on the south side of the bridge. To protect the traveling public from the beam setting operations, Interstate 57 will have to be […]

Public Works Department Hosts Next Generation Students

On May 16, the Public Works Department hosted a class of fifth graders from Next Generation School for a field trip. The class had been learning about history, civilization and maps in their classroom. Kris Koester, Public Information Officer conducted a brief presentation for the class, which included examples from each of the three different […]

Fourth Street

Stark Excavating has completed storm sewer construction on Hazelwood Drive and has begun the removal of the roadway earth excavation. This work should be completed within a week, which would allow the roadway base preparation to begin on Hazelwood. Once this work is complete, the paving on Hazelwood can be completed. In the meantime, Stark […]