Category: Public Works Department News

City Announces Municipal Electric Aggregation Program

On June 4, the City of Champaign accepted a bid for Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) from Homefield Energy that is lower than the default Ameren rate. Beginning June 15, Homefield Energy will send opt-out letters to all qualifying Ameren account holders. Account holders will have until July 6, 2015 to opt-out of the aggregation program. […]

2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project – Mayfair Road

As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Mayfair Road from Lincolnshire Drive to Broadmoor Drive will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Stark Excavating, will begin work on Monday, June 15, 2015, weather permitting. Mayfair Road temporarily will be a one-lane, one-way street southbound from Lincolnshire Drive […]

McKinley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to facilitate the installation of a gas service, Ameren Illinois will be closing the northbound lane of McKinley Avenue between Bradley Avenue and Northwood Drive.  The lane closure will occur on the following days: Thursday, June 11 Friday, June 12 Monday, June 15 Tuesday, June 16 Wednesday, June 17 The lane will be […]

Fourth Street Road Closure

In order to disassemble and remove a tower crane for the new high-rise building at 308 East Green Street, Custom Service Crane will be closing Fourth Street between Green Street and Healey Street. The closure will begin on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 10 […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois will close a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, June 12, 2015. The lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. One lane of […]

Armory Avenue Lane Closures

In order to install a sanitary force main for the Urbana Champaign Sanitary District, Stark Excavating will be closing lanes of Armory Avenue between First Street and Fourth Street.  Lane closures began on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, and will continue through Friday, June 19, 2015.  The installation is a moving operation and the lane closures […]

Chalmers Street Lane Closure

In order to install a sanitary sewer service at 911 S. Fourth Street, Mid Illinois Concrete and Excavation will be closing the westbound lane of Chalmers Street, between Fourth Street and Third Street. Eastbound traffic will remain open in this block. The lane closure will begin on Monday, June 8, 2015, and will reopen on […]

May Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 337 total requests during May 2015.  This was a 7%decrease from April’s 364 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.   Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reports 53 (15.7%) The Sewer Section responded to 56 (17%) sewer-related calls and 51 (15%) […]

2015 Concrete Street Maintenance

Holiday Drive As part of the City’s Annual Concrete Street Maintenance Project, Stark Excavating has completed all concrete work on Holiday Drive from Frank Drive to William Street.  The work consisted of removal and replacement of large portions of the existing pavement, curb and gutter replacement, and sidewalk repairs. Lawn restoration will be completed later […]

Fire Station 3 Addition Construction Update

Stronghold Construction Inc. of Monee, IL continues to make progress on the construction of the Fire Station 3 addition project.  In the past two weeks, they have constructed the roof on the new addition, installed a new door and window, and demolished the old north exterior wall. Exterior brick installation has begun and should be […]