Category: Public Works Department News

Municipal Electric Aggregation Program – Second Enrollment Period

On September 27, the City of Champaign and Integrys Energy are mailing a second wave of opt-out letters to residential and small commercial customers who have established new accounts with Ameren since the initial mailing in July. These new customers will be automatically enrolled in the Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) program unless they take action…
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Fourth Street

Stark Excavating was able to pave the northbound lane on Fourth Street. While this paving operation may not have been the largest volume of concrete (2,300 cu. yds.), it is the longest single day of paving – 4100 LF. Paving started at 6 a.m. and the last concrete truck left at 6:30 p.m. It was…
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2012 Neighborhood Paving Project

The 2012 Neighborhood Paving Project is an annual project that paves aging City streets by overlaying them with new layers of asphalt. This prolongs the life of the pavement and provides for a smoother riding surface. This project concentrates work on asphalt surfaced neighborhood residential streets. On Monday, September 24, 2012, Cross Construction Company will…
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2012 Infrastructure Maintenance Project

Annual Alley Maintenance Beniach Construction has completed the work on the alley in the block bounded by University Avenue, Elm Street, Clark Street and Lynn Street. Beniach’s sub-contractor should complete lawn restoration over the next couple weeks. Neighborhood Infrastructure Repair Beniach Construction has completed sidewalk repairs on John Street from First Street to Fourth Street…
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2012 Concrete Street Maintenance

Plymouth Drive Duce Construction has completed all of the pavement, curb and sidewalk repairs on Plymouth Drive from Harrington Drive to Devonshire Drive. Duce’s sub-contractor will lay sod over the next few weeks. Harris Avenue Duce Construction has completed all of the pavement patching, curb and sidewalk repairs on Harris Avenue from Bradley Avenue to…
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Annual Pavement Marking Contract Work

Varsity Striping and Construction Company has completed the Annual Pavement Marking Project. This year’s contract replaced long lines (centerlines, lane lines, shoulder lines) on various concrete streets throughout the City. This work was completed as a moving operation. A moving operation applies marking material to the pavement through equipment attached to the work trucks driving…
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2012 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and Improvements Project

This project was awarded at the July 5 City Council meeting and consists of rehabilitating various sanitary sewers and appurtenances located throughout the City. It includes a total of approximately 800 lineal feet of new sanitary sewer installed by Horizontal Directional Drilling in the south 500 block of Lynn Street neighborhood and “upsizing” approximately 280…
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Mattis Avenue Lane Closures

In order to complete a water service connection, Illinois American Water will close one northbound lane and one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Stonegate Drive and Sangamon Drive. The lane closures began on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, and will reopen by Thursday, September 20, 2012. Northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one…
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