Category: Public Works Department News

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…
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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…
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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…
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Market Street

Cross Construction continues working on the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on the installation of new PCC Sidewalk and curb & gutter along the east side of Market Street. When completed, this work will replace the deteriorating section of pavement, replace sidewalk, install new…
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Arbor Day

The Forestry Section celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, April 26 with a Pre-Kindergarten class from the Champaign Park District. On this sunny day, the children enjoyed an interactive session that included the history, science, and the benefits of planting trees. At the end of the session, the children helped shovel soil onto the young tree’s…
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Church Street Lane Closure

In order to remove the earth retention system and to backfill at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close the eastbound lane of Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Thursday, May 9, 2013, and Friday, May 10, 2013, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Westbound traffic will continue…
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