Category: Public Works Department News

Robinson Court Demolition

Work began this week on the demolition of the Robinson Court properties near Washington and Russell Streets. This work is part of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvement Project, which includes turning the Robinson Court area into a stormwater detention basin. Clearing Robinson Court is the first step in the implementation of the drainage improvement…
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LED Street Lighting

City of Champaign Public Works Department will be upgrading more lights in the downtown area with energy efficient LED lighting over the next week. They will be installed on Neil Street and around the City Building. The lights will be similar to the street lights recently installed on University Ave. This project is partially funded…
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February Service Requests

A total of 209 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during February 2012 in the Public Works’ Dispatch Office. This was a decrease of 50 requests (19%) from the previous month’s count of 259. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. The Sewer and Asphalt Sections…
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John Street

With great weather cooperating with the project, O’ Neil Brothers has arrived at the corner of John and Willis. The storm sewer will now turn south to the project terminus, Daniel and Willis. Concrete crews are expected to begin work next week and we expect to see pavement being constructed on John Street by the…
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Lane Closures for UC2B Work

To facilitate fiber-optic drilling for the UC2B project, Western Utility Contractors, Inc. will be intermittently closing the following lanes in Champaign: Bradley Avenue – one westbound lane between McKinley and Chestnut Kirby Avenue – one eastbound lane between Mattis and Prospect Prospect Avenue – one southbound lane between Kirby and Windsor Neil Street – one…
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John Street

During a normal winter season construction activity would begin at the end of March, but due to the unseasonably warm weather, O’Neil Brothers began construction on February 13, 2012. Currently they are nearing the intersection of John Street and Highland Drive. If good weather continues to hold, O’Neil Brothers should continue their progress towards the…
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City Receives Safe Routes to School Grant for Stratton School

Earlier this month the Illinois Department of Transportation announced the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Federal grant recipients for the 2011 Funding Cycle. Among the recipients were two projects submitted by the City back in December 2010 as identified in the SRTS Plan for Stratton School. The City received $122,900 to install pedestrian crossing improvements…
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