Category: Public Works Department News

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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2013 Slurry Seal Project

This year’s slurry seal project is scheduled to begin May 8 (weather pending) and will be completed within 21 working days. The contractor for this year’s project is Microsurfacing Contractors LLC from Peoria, Illinois. The project concentrates work on the oil and chip streets in the southeast portion of the City. This project will seal…
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Curtis Road Closure

In order to complete an exploratory dig for a University of Illinois gas pipeline, University of Illinois Facilities & Services will be closing Curtis Road between Staley Road and Rising Road. The closure will begin on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, and will reopen on Thursday, May 9, 2013, weather permitting. Through traffic will not be…
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University Avenue Project

Starting May 13, 2013, Open Road Paving Company will begin work on University Avenue ranging from Mattis Avenue to State Street. 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….
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Market Street

Cross Construction began working on the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive the middle of April. This work will replace the deteriorating section of pavement, replace sidewalk, install new street lighting, and provide a new bituminous surface and new traffic signal at Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on…
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