Category: Public Works Department News

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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Fourth Street

Stark Excavating has begun construction picking up on where they left off from last year’s construction on the Fourth Street project. They have completed work on the curb and gutter on Hazelwood Drive. They are preparing to start the last phase of construction, which would complete Hazelwood Drive from Fourth Street to First Street. The…
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Floodplain Remapping

On April 2, 2013 FEMA issued the final flood hazard determination for Champaign County, including the City of Champaign. The new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) will become effective on October 2, 2013 replacing our current FIRM dated January 16, 1981. The new FIRM shows a large reduction in the floodplain in the campus area,…
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