Category: Public Works Department News

Green Street Public Open House

Community Civic Event Date and Time of Meeting: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Purpose of Meeting: Green Street Public Open House  Location: Champaign Public Library 200 W. Green Street The open house represents the official kick off to the City’s $6 million dollar Green Street Phase III project. This project will […]

Upcoming Free Electronics Recycling – April 12, 2014

A FREE countywide electronics collection event will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Parkland College (2400 W. Bradley Ave) in Champaign.  Please use the Duncan Road entrance for the best access to the event. For more info, click here:   Postcard for April 12, 2014

ICC Approves Funding for the Olympian Drive Railroad Bridge

On February 20, 2014 the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved railroad crossing protection funding in the amount of $7.8 million to construct the Olympian Drive bridge over the Illinois Central Railroad. Reaching an ICC decision on the railroad bridge took over two years and is an important step in moving the Olympian Drive (Apollo Drive […]

Green Street Public Open House

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the City of Champaign will host an introductory Public Open House at the Champaign Public Library, 200 West Green Street. This open house will introduce the Green Street Phase III project to attendees and seek public input on preliminary design concepts for the Green […]

Fourth Street Road Closure (Between Green and Healey Streets)

In order to assemble and erect a tower crane for the new high-rise building at 308 East Green Street, Custom Service Crane will be closing Fourth Street between Green Street and Healey Street. The closure will begin on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7 a.m. and will reopen by Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 10 […]

News Release: City Requests Caution for Pothole Repair Crews

CITY REQUESTS DRIVER CAUTION FOR POTHOLE REPAIR CREWS Champaign – Effective Friday 2/21/14, Public Works will deploy additional personnel and equipment to continue addressing and repairing potholes on the City’s streets. If weather conditions are appropriate, these crews will also be present on weekends, early mornings and evenings. The City requests drivers use caution when […]

News Release: City Appreciates Citizen’s Patience While Addressing Streets

CITY APPRECIATES CITIZEN’S PATIENCE AND COLLABORATION WHILE ADDRESSING STREETS WITH POTHOLES  Champaign – Due to lower-than-normal temperatures and higher-than-normal precipitation this winter, a larger number (than usual) of potholes have been appearing on City streets. Weather permitting, crews are working additional hours and weekends to repair the streets in a timely and efficient manner. Additional […]

News Release: Sidewalk Snow Removal Activation 02.18.14

SIDEWALK SNOW REMOVAL ACTIVATION As of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, the Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect. Due to several periods of snowfall over the past week, snow and ice has accumulated to 2 inches or more […]

News Release: Upcoming Lane Closures – Green Street and First Street

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON GREEN STREET AND FIRST STREET Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will require lane closures on Green Street (between Locust Street and Fourth Street) and First Street (between Green Street and John Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18 […]

News Release: Upcoming Lane Closure – Springfield Avenue

UPCOMING LANE CLOSURES ON SPRINGFIELD AVENUE Champaign – In order to complete routine storm sewer maintenance, National Power Rodding Corp. will be will require lane closures on Springfield Avenue (between Mattis Avenue and Fair Street). Operations will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17 and are planned for completion by 4:00 p.m. Monday, February […]