Category: Public Works Department News

Fourth Street Lane Closure in Order to Make Emergency Alley Repairs

In order to facilitate an emergency alley concrete pour, Feutz Contractors will be closing the northbound lane of Fourth Street between White Street and Stoughton Street. Flaggers will be on each end of the closure in order to maintain two-way traffic. The closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015, and will […]

Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform fiber optic boring work, Campus Communications Group will close one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Round Barn Road and Green Street.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, June 29, 2015, and will reopen on Thursday, July 2, 2015.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois and PAR Electric will close one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Washington Street and Columbia Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, June 29, 2015, and will reopen on Thursday, July 2, 2015.  Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

City Storm Detention Basins At Work

Several stormwater detention basins around the City have been responding as designed with the recent influx of rainwater. Below are two photos taken 6/25/15 of the Second Street Detention Basin and one photo of the Healey Street Detention Basin. Second Street Detention Basin (looking south)   Second Street Detention Basin (facing west)   Healey Street […]

Curb & Sidewalk Ramp Replacement

June 24, 2015, Cross Construction Company will continue work on the City’s annual asphalt overlay project. Work for the next couple of weeks will consist of curb and sidewalk ramp replacement on Church Street between Prospect Avenue and Mattis Avenue. There will be intermittent lane closures; however one lane will be open at all times. […]

2015 Concrete Street Maintenance

Holiday Drive Stark Excavating has completed all concrete work on Holiday Drive from Frank Drive to William Street. The work consisted of removal and replacement of a large portion of the existing pavement, curb and gutter replacement and sidewalk repairs. Lawn restoration will be completed later this fall. Stark completed the work on Holiday Drive […]

Campus Traffic Signals

With much-lower vehicle and pedestrian traffic on campus during the summer months, traffic signals at Daniel/Fourth and Sixth/John will be placed on flash to provide for more-efficient traffic flow and to minimize waiting times. Placing traffic signals on flash is a practice Public Works has used for several years at several campus locations. Once students […]

Public Works Establishes Emergency Response Control Room

In an effort to provide instant access to critical information needed for planning the City’s response to snow and ice and other weather emergencies, Public Works recently completed the finishing touches on their new Control Room. The room is equipped with multiple screens providing live weather information, Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) status, local news feeds, […]

Olympian Drive – Street Construction

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has awarded a contract to Feutz Excavating of Paris, Illinois, to construct a new section of Olympian Drive from west of Champion Drive to Duncan Road, including the reconstruction of the intersection of Duncan Road and Olympian Drive. The proposed improvement consists of a new PCC pavement, PCC sidewalks, […]

Second Street Road Closure

In order to install new fire and domestic water services at 507 South Second Street, Wells & Wells Construction will close a portion of Second Street north of Healey Street.  The road closure will occur on Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Access to local properties will be maintained.  Properties north […]