Category: Public Works Department News

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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Mattis Avenue and John Street Lane Closures

In order to remove monitoring wells and patch pavement at Mattis Avenue and John Street, Stantec Consulting will be closing one lane of Mattis Avenue and one lane of John Street on Monday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 9, 2014: Mattis Avenue – One northbound lane of Mattis Avenue will be closed from Henry Street…
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Green Street Road Closure

In order to install new sanitary sewer connections at 519 E Green and at 524 E Green Street, Mid-Illinois Concrete will be closing all lanes of Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street on: ·         Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11, 2014 These connections require excavations into the middle of the street from the…
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Mahomet Aquifer Summit Meeting Planned

The future of Central Illinois’ most important source of drinking water is in jeopardy! Area Disposal Company (aka Peoria Disposal Company) has a permit to accept toxic wastes like MGP at their Clinton Landfill site, which is directly over the Mahomet Aquifer. They are now attempting to get approval from USEPA to accept PCBs. This…
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Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Activity in Champaign

In early June 2014, the City of Champaign’s Public Works Department confirmed multiple infestations of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) within ash trees on the City’s rights-of-way. A total of eleven ash trees were identified with the EAB in June—of which, nine have been removed. The first confirmed infestation of EAB in Champaign occurred in…
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