Category: Public Works Department News

Upcoming Multiple Lane Closures

LANE CLOSURES PEACH STREET, SEATON COURT, STRATFORD DRIVE, NORTH FOURTH STREET   Champaign – G.M. Sipes will be sealing concrete joints on Peach Street, Seaton Court, Stratford Drive, and North Fourth Street starting Monday, March 17, 2014, weather permitting. This will be a moving operation with temporary lane closures around the work area.   Work will […]

Boneyard Creek Restoration Given Accolades

A new case study of Boneyard Creek has been published to the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s award-winning Landscape Performance Series! This unique online database now includes over 75 exemplary landscape projects with quantified environmental, economic, and social benefits. The impact of Boneyard Creek, the Second Street Basins and Scott Park, was assessed and documented through LAF’s […]

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: http://feedthething.org/2014/02/free-countywide-electronics-collection-event/   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 […]