Category: Public Works Department News

Windsor Road Project

Stark Excavating was awarded the City project that would widen the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57. Construction began on April 1 and will be complete on October 15, 2014. Windsor Road will be open for traffic on August 15, 2014. Stark has completed construction of the retaining walls on the west…
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Asphalt Overlay Project

Starting June 11, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the City’s annual asphalt overlay project. Arterial/collector street work locations include Anthony Drive, Hagan Street, and Kenyon Road. Neighborhood street locations include Healey, Chicago, Ridgeway, and Highland in the Clark Park area. The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp…
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2014 Slurry Seal Project

This year’s slurry seal project has been completed. Microsurfacing Contractors LLC from Peoria, Illinois sealed 11.5 lane miles of oil and chip type streets in the northern one-third of the City.   Eight (8) manholes were adjusted up to match the current roadway surface elevation. Minor drainage improvements were made to North Champaign Street to correct…
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Annual Paving Project

ANNUAL PAVING PROJECT Champaign – Starting June 16, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the City’s annual asphalt paving project. Anthony Drive from Mattis Avenue to Marketview Drive Hagan Street from Bloomington Road to Kenyon Road Kenyon Road from Hagan Street to Market Street Dobbins Down Neighborhood within City limits (Dale Dr., Walters Dr.,…
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City Prepares for Potential Severe Weather

The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the potential severe weather that is forecasted to affect our area overnight into tomorrow. According to the National Weather Service heavy rainfall in the amount of up to four inches and high wind gusts may accompany this storm. A crew will remain…
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Intermodal Parking Lot Improvements Project

On Tuesday, May 27, A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. began work on the Intermodal Parking Lot Improvements Project.  They are currently in the process of patching the north half of the main Intermodal parking lot at Market St. and University Ave.  By Friday, May 30, A&R will have completed all patching, routing, sealing and striping on…
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Virginia Theater Streetscape Work

In order to prepare a permanent home for the Champaign Park District’s Roger Ebert sculpture, work was recently done in the parkway outside the Virginia Theater.  A portion of a landscape bed was removed and replaced with sidewalk to make room for the sculpture and give plenty of space for photo opportunities.  In addition, a…
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Healey Street Construction Update

On Monday, May 19, A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. began work on the Healey Street Reconstruction Project.  A&R has been working at the intersection of Healey & Sixth for the past two weeks.  They are in the process of completing a significant amount of storm sewer work at this location.  They have also worked to accommodate…
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Annual Asphalt Overlay Project

Starting June 2, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the City’s annual asphalt overlay project.  The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp replacement, milling off a portion of the existing surface, paving two layers of new asphalt surface, manhole adjustments, and new pavement markings.  There will be intermittent…
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