Category: Public Works Department News

Campus Move in Move Out

In an effort to keep campus clean during move-in and move-out periods, Aria Perbohner, Recycling Intern, contributed to the third success of the annual Campus Move In Move Out, Tuesday August 6th, and Saturday August 10th. The goal for this year’s event was to encourage local rental agencies to provide disposable alternatives of reusable items, […]

July Service Requests

After a very busy June, the Public Works Department saw a decrease in service requests submitted during the month of July. Citizens and City staff submitted 423 total requests during July 2013. This count decreased by 517 (-122%) compared to the 940 requests that were received in June. The chart below tracks the number of […]

IDOT Lane Closures at Springfield/Wright

In order to repair a large section of damaged pavement in the southbound driving lane of Wright Street just north of Springfield Avenue, Illinois Department of Transportation will be closing the southbound driving and southbound turning lane at this location. In order to accommodate traffic, a northbound and a southbound lane of traffic will be […]

Green Street Road Closure

In order to install a new sanitary sewer connection at 112 E. Green Street, Broeren Russo and Mayfield Construction will be closing all lanes of Green Street between First Street and Second Street from Monday, August 12, 2013, to Thursday, August 15, 2013. This repair requires an excavation into the middle of the street in […]

Market Street

Cross Construction continues to make excellent progress on completing the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on re-grading the existing ditches along Market Street. Champaign Signal is working on the installation of new streetlights. The work is on schedule for a fall completion date.

Fourth Street

Stark Excavating continues to make progress towards the project completion, although rains have delayed some work. Stark is currently working on the placement of the topsoil and grading for seeding along 4th Street and completing project sidewalks. The project is on schedule and on budget for a fall completion date in 2013.

Mattis Avenue CLOSED for Storm Sewer Rehabilitation

Cross Construction will be constructing an emergency storm sewer culvert replacement on south Mattis Avenue. Mattis Avenue will be closed to all through traffic between Curtis Road and Windsor Road. Local Mattis Avenue traffic will be allowed to access driveways and Kenny Avenue from the Windsor Road intersection. A full closure of Mattis Avenue will […]

Public Works Landscaping Project

Phases 1 and 2 of the Public Works Landscape Project are complete. The project included new plant and shrub installation at the west end and Customer Service entrance to the Public Works building and in the area containing the Public Works Center signage. An old paver patio, overgrown plants and weeds were removed to make […]

White Street Closure and Repairs

Beniach Construction will be replacing failed pavement the full width of White Street just east and west of Sixth Street. As a result, Beniach Construction will be closing White Street between Fifth Street and Wright Street to through traffic from Monday, July 29, 2013, until 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Local access to […]

June Public Works Service Requests

June was an extremely busy month at Public Works. A total of 940 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during June 2013. This count increased by 536 (133%) requests compared to the 404 requests that were received in May. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. […]