Category: Public Works Department News

Brick Surface Rehabilitation Project

The Brick Surface Rehabilitation Project is made up of two separate projects. The first involves the repair of nearly 50 locations throughout downtown where sidewalk pavers have either settled or heaved, causing trip hazards and eyesores. Each repair involves removing the existing bricks, reconstructing the underlying base, and re-laying the bricks. The second part of…
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Fourth Street

Rains have finally come to Champaign and as a result, it has slowed construction by a couple of days. Stark is scheduled to start paving on Fourth Street at Windsor Road and proceed north to St. Mary’s Road on Wednesday of next week. Stark will pave the southbound lane of Fourth Street about 10 days…
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23 Years of Landfill Space Remaining in Illinois

According to a recently released report from the State of Illinois, there are 45 landfills in Illinois that have capacity for only another 23 years worth of waste. The City is making great progress on solid waste reduction through helping residents divert their yard waste, electronic recycling, multifamily recycling, expanding on street recycling, and continuing…
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Annual Pavement Marking Contract

Varsity Striping Company will start work on the Annual Pavement Marking Contract on Thursday, August 30, 2012. This year’s contract will replace all long lines (centerlines, lane lines, shoulder lines) on concrete streets throughout the City. All streets will remain open to traffic with short term temporary lane closures as needed. The final completion date…
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Windsor Road – Road Closure

In order to relocate a storm sewer line related to the installation of a water main, Illinois American Water and DUCE Construction will be closing Windsor Road between Rising Road and Mullikin Drive. The road closure will begin on Monday, August 6, 2012, and will reopen on Friday, August 10, 2012, weather permitting. Through traffic…
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