Category: Public Works Department News

2015 CONCRETE STREET MAINTENANCE PROJECT – HOLIDAY DRIVE

2015 CONCRETE STREET MAINTENANCE PROJECT – HOLIDAY DRIVE Champaign – As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Holiday Drive from William Street to Frank Drive will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Stark Excavating, will begin work; weather permitting, Monday, May 4, 2015. Holiday Drive will temporarily […]

West Clark Street Road Closure

WEST CLARK STREET ROAD CLOSURE Champaign – On Friday, May 1, 2015, west Clark Street will be closed from Lynn Street to Elm Street due to contracted tree work.  The work is expected to begin at 8:30 a.m. and should be completed by 12:00 p.m., weather permitting. No through traffic will be permitted in the […]

Public Works March Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 426 total requests during March 2015. This was a 32% increase from February’s 289 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.   Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 48 (11%) of the issues.   The Sewer Section responded to 62 (15%) […]

New MobileMeter App Simplifies Paying For Parking In Champaign

New MobileMeter App Simplifies Paying For Parking In Champaign Drivers in Champaign no longer need to worry about finding loose change or running back to feed an expired parking meter. They’ll be able to conveniently pay for parking using their smartphone. Beginning mid-April, the City of Champaign will implement MobileMeter, a new service that allows […]

Valley Brook Drive Lane Closure

In order to repair pavement failures, Feutz Contractors will be closing the east bound lane of Valley Brook Drive between Duncan Road and Branch Road. The closure will begin on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and will reopen on Monday, April 6, 2015, weather permitting. Driveways in the work zone may be inaccessible for a period of […]

Sign Up for Boneyard Creek Community Day

The Boneyard Creek Community Day is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Register now to join other volunteers and community leaders to clean up this area. Registration is open now at www.boneyardcreek.org.

Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

Champaign – In order to install domestic water and fire services at 1201 Providence Circle (NW corner of Bradley and McKinley), DUCE Construction will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between McKinley Avenue and James Street. The lane closure will begin on Monday, March 9, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, March 13, […]

Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activated

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE ACTIVATED As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 8.3 inches of snow during the Saturday night/ Sunday […]

City Crews Continue to Address Snowfall 03.01.15

City Crews Continue to Address Snowfall  The City of Champaign Public Works Department continues to address the snowfall that fell overnight and this morning. NOAA snowfall totals this morning showed 9.5” of accumulation. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. […]

City of Champaign Prepares for Snowfall 02.28.15

CITY OF CHAMPAIGN PREPARES FOR SNOWFALL The City of Champaign Public Works Department is mobilizing resources in preparation for the snowfall forecasted to begin Saturday evening, February 28, 2015. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff has […]