Category: Public Works Department News

2012 Sewer Lining Project

This project was awarded at the September 18 City Council meeting and consists of rehabilitating sanitary and storm sewers located throughout the City. It includes lining a total of approximately 12,800 lineal feet of sanitary sanitary sewer and 900 lineal feet of storm sewer. SAK Construction from O’Fallon, Missouri, is the contractor for the project…
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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 and “upsizing” approximately 280 lineal…
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Lane Closure for UC2B Work

To facilitate fiber-optic drilling, installation, and splicing for the UC2B project, Western Utility Contractors, Inc. will be intermittently closing the following lane in Champaign: University Avenue – one eastbound lane between Neil and Chestnut The lane closure will occur intermittently (4 to 5 times total) starting this week and ending by early December 2012. The…
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Mattis Avenue Lane Closures

In order to complete electric pole installations at the intersection of Mattis Avenue and Healey Street, one lane of Mattis Avenue (between Springfield Avenue and Healey Street) will be closed. The lane closure will alternate between one northbound and one southbound lane. Only one lane will be closed at a time to complete this work….
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Storm Sewer Rehabilitation

Cross Construction is beginning work at several locations around the City this week to resolve some unplanned storm sewer related sinkholes and repairs that have been recently discovered. The locations are as follows: Second Street just south of the Church Street intersection – Storm & Sanitary related pavement sinkhole. University Avenue & New Street, NE…
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October Service Requests

A total of 313 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during October 2012 in the Public Works Department. This number remained steady when compared to the 316 requests that were received in September. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. The most calls in one day…
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Snow and Ice Training

The Illinois State Climatologist’s Office indicates that November 23 is the average date for the first measurable snow, with December 2 being the average date for the first one-inch or more snowfall. In preparation for this coming winter season, Public Works conducted its annual Snow and Ice Training on November 6, 2012. Fifty Public Works…
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Former Champaign Landfill Supplemental Permit Received

In late October, the City’s Public Works Department received a Supplemental Permit from the IEPA for the City’s former landfill. The permit approved a hydrogeologic investigation report defining a groundwater sampling and analysis program. The landfill had many sampling wells that were initially installed during the 1990s for landfill condition analysis. Work was done in…
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