Category: Public Works Department News

2017 Slurry Seal Project

On Wednesday, May 10, weather permitting, Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC will begin slurry sealing the oil and chip type streets in the north one-third of Champaign (see attached map). The residential streets will be closed for about four hours until the slurry is cured. Heavily traveled streets and streets with businesses will have one lane open […]

Chester Street and Water Street Improvements Project

As part of the City’s Chester Street and Water Street Improvements Project, the concrete pavement on Chester Street, from First Street to the railroad viaduct will be rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Feutz Contractors, will begin work on Monday, May 8, weather permitting. Beginning on Monday, May 8, Chester Street will be reduced […]

2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project – Winchester Drive Road Closure

As part of the City’s 2017 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Winchester Drive from Cypress Drive to Broadmoor Drive will be reconstructed. The City’s contractor for the project, Otto Baum, will begin work Monday, May 8, weather permitting. Beginning Monday, May 8, Winchester Drive will be closed from Broadmoor Drive south to 1809 […]

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale This Weekend!

It’s not too late to order rain barrels for this sale!  Rain barrels can be ordered HERE.  Sale information is as follows: Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: 208 S. Vine, Urbana (Corner of S. Vine and E. Green in Urbana; parking lot north of the Urbana City Building, across […]

Birch Street Road Closure

In order to place a crane and replace equipment at 1417 S. Neil Street, Design-Air Heating & Air Conditioning will close Birch Street between State Street and Frederick Street. The closure begins on Tuesday, May 2 and reopens on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area. Access to local […]

City of Champaign Celebrates Arbor Day

In honor of Arbor Day 2017, Public Works Forestry staff will plant a tree with students from Holy Cross School on Friday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m.  The planting will take place in front of the school on 410 W. White Street.  The tree is replacing an ash tree that was removed due to Emerald […]

Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install new gas main and services, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lane: • One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Sangamon Drive and Kirby Avenue (northbound traffic reduced to one lane).  The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the […]

Park Lane Drive Road Closure

In order to complete pavement repairs, the Public Works Department will be closing Park Lane Drive between Prospect Avenue and Nottingham Drive.   The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, and is scheduled to be reopened by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5.  No through traffic will be allowed, however access […]

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to replace curb and gutter at 401 East University Avenue, DUCE Construction will close one eastbound lane of University Avenue between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.  The closure will begin on Wednesday, April 26 and will reopen on Friday, April 28, 2017.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.