Category: Public Works Department News

Main Street Road Closure

In order to place a crane and remove printing equipment from 48 East Main Street, The News Gazette and Custom Service Crane will be closing Main Street between Market Street and Chestnut Street. The closure will begin on Monday, October 9 and will end on Thursday, October 12, 2017. During the closure, this block of […]

Champaign Connection Episode 59 Airing Now Through November

Champaign Connection Episode 59 Airing Now Through November On this episode of Champaign Connection, it’s that time of year again! The fall yard waste collection season is upon us. Learn what to do with your fall yard waste and when Public Works will be in your neighborhood for pickup. Learn what to do with your […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to retire two gas services, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes:             •     One eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Western Avenue and Cambridge Drive                                  […]

2017 Sewer Lining – Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

Insituform Technologies LLC, will be lining on a 10” diameter sanitary sewer for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract on Mattis Avenue between Princeton Drive and Chevy Chase Drive. The work is scheduled for October 2, 2017. Mattis Avenue will have the eastern-most northbound driving lane closed for the day between Princeton Drive and Chevy Chase […]

2017 Sewer Lining – State Street Lane Closure

Insituform Technologies LLC, will be lining on a 24-inch diameter storm sewer for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract on Clark Street between State Street and Randolph Street. The work is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2017. State Street will have the eastern-most southbound lane closed for the day between University Avenue and Clark Street. The […]

Redevelopment of Hill & Neil Parking Lot in Downtown

Redevelopment of Hill & Neil Parking Lot in Downtown To allow for construction of a new downtown development, the City parking lot located at 401 N. Neil St. (corner of Hill St. & Neil St.) will close to the public at 9:00 p.m. on October 26, 2017. Alternate public parking will remain available in the […]

Columbia Street Road Closure

In order to repair brick pavement failures, A&R Mechanical Services will be closing Columbia Street between Lynn Street and Harris Avenue. The work will begin on Thursday, September 28, 2017, and is expected to take three to four weeks.

Public Works Forestry Staff Participates in Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day

Public Works Forestry Staff Participates in Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day On September 20, eight members of the Public Works Department used their expertise for a good cause and participated in the third annual Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance Day of Service at Danville National Cemetery. The goal of this event is to help […]

City Announces Rate Change to MEA Program

The City of Champaign’s Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) Supplier, Homefield Energy, will lower its per kilowatt-hour (kWh) rate. The rate reduction is caused by a change in the regulations regarding the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards. Due to the change in price, Homefield Energy must notify all eligible residents of the price change. Homefield Energy sent […]

MCORE Project 2 Update – Green Street Road Closure

Green Street Road Closure (Between Neil Street and Railroad Tracks) On Wednesday, September 20, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will close Green Street between Neil Street and the Canadian National Railroad tracks.  Access to properties and businesses between Neil Street and the railroad viaduct, including those along Chestnut Street, will be available using driveway […]