Category: Public Works Department News

2017 Sewer Lining – Prospect Avenue

Insituform Technologies LLC, will be lining on a 10” diameter storm sewer for the 2017 Sewer Lining Contract on Prospect Avenue between Vine Street and Columbia Avenue. The work is scheduled for October 18, 2017. Prospect Avenue will have the western most southbound driving lane closed for the day between Vine Street and Columbia Avenue. […]


Phillips Drive Road Closure

In order to restore pavement near 504 Phillips Drive, Illinois American Water and Shaw Brothers will be closing a section of Phillips Drive just north of Washington Street.  The closure will begin on Tuesday, October 17 and will reopen on Friday, October 20. Through traffic will not be allowed in the repair area, but access […]


Increased Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety on Kirby Avenue Bridge

On Monday, October 23, 2017 the City of Champaign Public Works Department will activate the flashing yellow beacon system to provide motorists with a visual warning that pedestrians and bicyclists may be present as they cross over the bridge.  To activate the beacons, pedestrians and bicyclists press a button located on either side of Kirby […]


America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek (Saturday, November 4, 2017)

City of Champaign staff from the Public Works Department, Neighborhood Services Department, and Planning Department will be coordinating and hosting America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Several local groups have already committed to volunteering, including, but not limited to, members of Keep Champaign Beautiful and organizations […]


Walnut Street and Harris Street Railroad Crossing Repairs

Norfolk Southern Railroad will be closing their crossings at Walnut Street and Harris Street today to complete high priority spot repairs.  The Walnut Street crossing (located between Columbia Avenue and North Street) will be closed to traffic starting at 3:00 p.m.  The Harris Street crossing (located just south of Bradley Avenue) will be closed at […]


Walnut Street and Harris Street Railroad Crossing Repairs

Norfolk Southern Railroad will be closing their crossings at Walnut Street and Harris Street today to complete high priority spot repairs.  The Walnut Street crossing (located between Columbia Avenue and North Street) will be closed to traffic starting at 3:00 p.m.  The Harris Street crossing (located just south of Bradley Avenue) will be closed at […]


PWD presents at the 2017 ILGISA Conference

PWD presents at the 2017 ILGISA Conference On October 4th, Public Works Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician Brandon Haist gave a presentation at the Illinois GIS Association’s 2017 Annual Conference in Normal, Illinois. The event brings together GIS professionals and industry representatives from across the region to discuss GIS technology. This year’s conference had a […]