Category: Public Works Department News

John Street

O’Neil Brothers is near the terminus to the John Street Drainage Improvement Project, Daniel and Willis Street. Over the last couple of weeks, the new storm sewer system has worked as designed and prevented flooding at the intersection of Daniel and Willis. Pavement has been constructed to the final intersection of Daniel and Willis. Remaining…
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Staley Road Project

The Staley Road Project is currently slightly ahead of schedule for stage 1 (Springfield Avenue – Route 10 to Bradley Avenue). Patching is complete and Open Road Paving Company continues to work on pipe culvert extensions, sidewalk ramps, pipe under drains, concrete curb and gutter, full depth road widening, and earthwork items. Later next week,…
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2012 Slurry Seal Project

AC Pavement Striping Company is on schedule and will complete the Slurry Seal Project on Friday, May 18 (providing any unforeseen events). The project has concentrated work on the oil and chip type streets south of Church Street and east of Prospect Avenue and will seal approximately 17 lane miles of City oil and chip…
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APWA Gives Boneyard Creek Project Award

Boneyard Creek projects received an award Friday May 4, 2012 at the American Public Works Association (APWA), Illinois Chapter Annual Meeting in Peoria. The Boneyard Creek Second Street Detention Project and associated Logan Street Storm Sewer Improvements Project were jointly awarded the Public Works Project of the Year 2012 in the category of Environment, $10…
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Honorary Street Dedication Ceremony

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, The City of Champaign held a dedication ceremony for Honorary Catherine Hogue Way. The new honorary street is located on East Park Street, between Second Street and Third Street. Ms. Hogue was best known for being a community activist and longtime member of the Champaign County Board.

Spray Injection Patch Truck

On May 2, 2012, the Public Works Operations Division put a new piece of equipment into service to help battle the war on potholes – the Leeboy RA-400 spray injection patch truck. This unit uses a spray injection method to patch potholes and requires only one operator to utilize an extendable arm that prepares and…
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