Category: Public Works Department News

Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a sewer repair, the Public Works Department has closed one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Elm Street and Harris Avenue.  This work began on Thursday, September 29 and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5. The City appreciates the cooperation of […]

Traffic Signals on Generators Due to State Farm Electrical Work

Due to electrical work at the State Farm Center on Thursday, September 29, the traffic signals at the intersections of First Street and Fourth Street along Kirby Avenue will be placed on flash from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Temporary stop signs will be placed at the intersections.  The electrical work will also affect street […]

Mattis Avenue Lane Closures

In order to repair an asphalt street, the Public Works Department will intermittently close lanes of Mattis Avenue between John Street and Kirby Avenue.  This work will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27 and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7. Residents will have […]

City Arborists Participate in Saluting Branches Event

City Arborists Participate in Saluting Branches Event On Wednesday, September 21, three City Arborists and the Forestry Supervisor, from the Public Works Department used their skills for a good cause and participated in the second annual Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day of Service at Camp Butler National Cemetery, in Springfield. This event is organized […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate tree work, the Public Works Department will close one lane of traffic on Kirby Avenue across the I-57 overpass (between Duncan Road and Staley Road).  This work will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 and is scheduled to be completed by 11:00 a.m. One lane will remain open at […]

Fourth Street Road Work (Extended)

In order to install water and fire services at 401 E University Avenue, Binder Plumbing has closed a portion of the southbound lane of Fourth Street, south of University Avenue. Northbound and southbound traffic shifts around the work area. The work began on Monday, September 19, 2016. The closure has been extended and the street […]

Traffic Changes at Neil St. and Town Center Blvd. Intersection

The City will implement changes to the traffic signal at the intersection of Neil Street and Town Center Boulevard on Friday, September 23. This change will reconfigure the assigned use of the northbound lanes on Neil Street – the new configuration will be two left turn lanes (westbound) and one shared lane for through traffic […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to install a sign at 201 N. Neil Street, American Dowell Sign Company will be closing one southbound lane of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street. The lane closure will occur on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in […]

City Arborists to Participate in Event to Honor Veterans

CITY ARBORISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN EVENT HONORING VETERANS On Wednesday, September 21, three City arborists, along with four pieces of equipment will travel to Camp Butler National Cemetery, in Springfield, to participate in the second annual Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day of Service. This event is organized by Saluting Branches to express their gratitude […]

Green Street Lane Closures

In order to repair an asphalt street, the Public Works Department will intermittently close lanes of Green Street between Prospect Avenue and Russell Street.  This work will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20 and is planned to be completed and reopened to traffic by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28. Residents will have […]