Category: Public Works Department News

2014 Concrete Street Maintenance

Fourth Street Beniach Construction continues work on Fourth Street from Bradley Avenue to East Vine Street. The work involves pavement patching, sidewalk repairs and lawn restoration. Fourth Street is scheduled to be completed by July 31, 2014. Phillips Drive Beniach Construction is nearing completion on Phillips Drive from Nelson Court to the Railroad tracks. The…
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2014 Asphalt Overlay

Next week starting July 14, 2014, Cross Construction Company will continue paving work on Anthony Drive from Mattis Ave. to Marketview Dr. Paving work will also get started in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood north of Anthony Drive. All paving should be complete at this location by the end of the week (weather permitting). Remaining work…
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Regulatory Closure Certification Achieved for Former City Landfill

The City’s former landfill on West Bloomington Road stopped accepting waste in the mid 1970s. The City augmented the landfill cap from 1998 to 2002 to ensure it met minimum thicknesses of 2 feet of compacted clay and 6 inches of topsoil. On July 3, 2014, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued the City a…
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June Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 448 total requests during June 2014. June’s count increased by 100 calls compared to May’s 348. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 45 (10%) of the service issues.   The Forestry Section received 128 (29%)…
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Green Street Lane Closure

In order to install a sanitary sewer service connection for the new high-rise building at 308 East Green Street, Mid-Illinois Concrete will be closing one lane of Green Street, between Third Street and Fourth Street. The closure will begin on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Wednesday, July 23, 2014,…
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Healey Street Construction Update

A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. continues to work at the intersection of Healey Street and Fifth Street. Last week, it was discovered that UC2B’s contractor had direction bored through the UCSD sanitary sewer interceptor at two separate locations. The sewer repair slowed A&R’s progress at this location and has delayed opening the intersection to traffic to…
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New LED Lighting Installed in Intermodal Parking Lot

A&R Mechanical Services electrical subcontractor Champaign Signal & Lighting was onsite this week replacing the old Intermodal parking lot light fixtures with new high efficiency LED fixtures. Installation of the new LED fixtures completes all contractual work at this location.    

Changes to Downtown Bulk Permit Pricing

After Council approved an additional tier in discount pricing for businesses purchasing 100+ permits, a Campustown business contacted Public Works to inquire about discount pricing in the University District. Public Works staff felt that this was a reasonable application of the City permit process and the City Manager approved the same bulk discount purchases for…
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DCEO Incentives for HVAC Improvements

The City of Champaign has received $23,289.50 in incentives from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program. The City qualified for these incentives by installing energy efficient HVAC equipment in Fire Station 5 (1810 N. Mattis Avenue) and the Police Department. Each piece of equipment was required to…
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Upcoming Event to Affect Travel and Parking

The upcoming Mariposa Music Festival in Downtown Champaign will affect travel and parking on Saturday, July 12. The City of Champaign wishes to provide information about these closures to inform citizens of the potential for affected travel during these times. The City encourages citizens to use alternative routes and alternative modes of transportation when possible. On Saturday,…
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