Category: Public Works Department News

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete masonry repair and façade work at 102 S Neil Street, Wells and Wells Construction will close one eastbound lane of University Avenue between Neil Street and Walnut Street.  The closure will begin on Wednesday, December 26, and will reopen on Friday, December 28.  During the closure, eastbound traffic will be reduced […]


Campus Signals to Change to Four-Way Stops Over Break

Due to decreased vehicle and pedestrian traffic during winter break, several campus traffic signals have been adjusted to act as a four-way stop by continuously flashing red.  The traffic signals were adjusted today, Friday, December 21, 2018.  Normal signal operations will resume Friday, January 11, 2019.  The signals are at the intersections of: • Fourth […]


Holiday Tree Collection

The City of Champaign’s Holiday Tree Collection Program collection date has been set as Monday, January 7, 2019. This free collection program is available to all residential properties within the City’s corporate limits. City residents must place their tree within four feet of the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019, for collection. […]


Clark Street Road Closure (Between Victor Street and Fair Street)

In order to complete a sanitary sewer repair at 1611 W. Clark Street, a City contractor will close a section of Clark Street between Victor Street and Fair Street. The closure will begin on Wednesday, December 5, and will reopen on Monday, December 10. During the closure, the 1600 block of Clark Street will be […]


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure (Between Sheridan Road and Henry Street)

In order to complete a water main valve repair, Cross Construction and Illinois American Water will close one northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Sheridan Road and Henry Street. The closure will begin on Tuesday, December 4, and will reopen on Monday, December 10. During the closure, northbound traffic on Mattis Avenue will be reduced […]


Important Information About Yard Waste Collections

Important Information About Yard Waste Collections On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 City Council approved additional pickups for Orange and Blue Zones. All Orange Zone properties will have a final opportunity for pickup. All Orange Zone properties should have bagged material out on the curb by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, November 26. All Blue Zone properties […]


New Street Road Closure (Between University Avenue and Park Avenue)

In order to complete a water main replacement adjacent to Central High School at 610 W. University, Cross Construction and Illinois American Water will be closing the following: • New Street between University Avenue and Park Avenue • Intersection of New Street and Park Avenue (no through traffic) The closure will begin on Monday, November […]


Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation

Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation  As of 2:45 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2018, the Champaign Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas is in effect.   The Illinois State Water Survey indicates that our area received 2.6 inches of snow between Wednesday night and […]


Free Parking Available in Downtown Champaign this December

As a thank you for patronizing Downtown Champaign businesses and restaurants, the City of Champaign is offering free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck from December 1 through December 31. Visitors parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck will receive up to two (2) hours of free parking. Visitors parking longer than two hours […]