Category: Public Works Department News

Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install new gas main and services, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy Services, LLC will be closing the right lane of northbound Mattis Avenue between Sangamon Drive and William Street. The closure will begin on Monday, June 26 at 8 a.m. and is expected to be completed on Wednesday, June 28. The lane […]

MCORE Project Progress Update & Stage Change Over

MCORE PROJECT PROGRESS UPDATE & STAGE CHANGE OVER The Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) continues progress along Green Street. Below are highlights of the project status. • This weekend the MCORE Contractor (DUCE Construction) will reopen Green Street between First Street and Locust Street, ahead of moving to the next stages. • On Monday, June […]

Bloomington Road Closure

In order to complete emergency tree work, the Public Works Department will be closing Bloomington Road between Bradley Avenue and Elm Street.  The closure will occur Thursday, June 22 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.  No through traffic will be allowed; however, residents will have access to their driveways during the closure. […]

100 Block of S. Wright Street – Parking Lane Closure

In order to construct an emergency storm/sanitary sewer repair, Duce Construction will close the parking lane on the west Right of Way in the 100 block of South Wright Street. Traffic on Wright Street may have periods of partial closure. No Parking will be allowed in the bagged metered spaces while construction is in progress. […]

Chester Street and Water Street Improvements Project

As part of the City’s Chester Street and Water Street Improvements Project, the concrete pavement on Water Street from Logan Street to Chester Street will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Feutz Contractors, will begin work on this phase on Thursday, June 22, 2017, weather permitting. Beginning on Thursday, June 22, Water Street […]

Green Street Road Closure

In order to repair a storm manhole in front of 1006 W. Green Street, the Public Works Department will be closing Green Street between Ridgeway Avenue and Willis Avenue.  The closure will occur Wednesday, June 21 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Local residents will have access to their driveways during the […]

New Traffic Control Order to Deter Engine Braking on Staley Road

New Traffic Control Order to Deter Engine Braking on Staley Road A new Traffic Control Order was recently approved by the City Manager which will prohibit large trucks traveling on Staley Road from using engine braking as a way to decelerate.  This type of braking, sometimes called “Jake Braking”, causes loud noises and vibrations and […]

2017 Sewer Lining Work to Begin

2017 SEWER LINING WORK TO BEGIN DMA / Mid – America, a sub-contractor for Insituform Technologies LLC will be performing pre-cleaning and televising for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract throughout the City of Champaign beginning June 20, 2017. Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition. Initial cleaning on June 20, 2017 is scheduled […]

Annual Paving Project – Windsor Road Closure

Starting Monday, June 26, 2017, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the second phase of the City’s annual paving project. This portion of the work will take place on Windsor Road (Briar Hill Drive to Mattis Avenue), Duncan Road (Windsor Road to Stoneybrook Drive), and Mattis Avenue (Windsor Road to 1,000 feet south of […]

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a water leak, Illinois American Water Company will be closing a lane of traffic in each direction on University Avenue between State Street and Randolph Street. The closure will begin on Monday, June 19 and will reopen on Friday, June 23, 2017, weather permitting.