Category: Public Works Department News

Public Works Kids Day

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, the Public Works Department hosted 50 kids for the bi-annual Public Works Kids Day. These young attendees were the children, grandchildren, and other relatives of Public Works employees. The kids arrived and “clocked in” to participate in the multiple activities developed by a staff committee. Throughout the morning, the kids…
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Infrastructure Maintenance Construction Update

Schomburg & Schomburg Construction, Inc. has completed the sidewalk repair on the East side of Elm Street from Healey Street to White Street. The first two blocks of the Elm Street brick repair is complete and work is progressing on the final block between Union Street and White Street. Work in the North Campus TIF…
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2014 Concrete Street Maintenance

Fourth Street As part of the City’s Annual Concrete Street Maintenance Project, Beniach Construction will continue working on Fourth Street from Bradley Avenue to East Vine Street. Fourth Street will remain open for two-way traffic. The work involves pavement patching, sidewalk repairs and lawn restoration. Fourth Street is scheduled to be completed by July 31,…
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Intermodal Parking Lot Improvements Project

A&R has completed all patching, routing, and sealing in the Intermodal Parking Lot. The installation of new pavement markings is the only major work item yet to be completed. Weather permitting, new parking markings will be applied this week, and the lot will be fully accessible to customers by the end of this week.  

Healey Street Construction Update

A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. has continued to work at the intersection of Sixth St. and Healey St. They have completed reconstruction of the northeast corner of the intersection, and they should finish reconstruction of the west half of the intersection this week. A&R is also nearly done reconstructing the east half of 500 block of…
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Washington Street Drainage Improvements

Rain has slowed the earth excavation phase of the project. Stark Excavating has completed approximately 50% of the basin construction. With good weather, Stark will quickly get back to work and complete the project on time. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

Windsor Road Project

Stark Excavating was awarded the City project that would widen the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57. Construction began on April 1 and will be complete on October 15, 2014. Windsor Road will be open for traffic on August 15, 2014. Stark has completed construction of the retaining walls on the west…
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Asphalt Overlay Project

Starting June 11, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the City’s annual asphalt overlay project. Arterial/collector street work locations include Anthony Drive, Hagan Street, and Kenyon Road. Neighborhood street locations include Healey, Chicago, Ridgeway, and Highland in the Clark Park area. The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp…
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2014 Slurry Seal Project

This year’s slurry seal project has been completed. Microsurfacing Contractors LLC from Peoria, Illinois sealed 11.5 lane miles of oil and chip type streets in the northern one-third of the City.   Eight (8) manholes were adjusted up to match the current roadway surface elevation. Minor drainage improvements were made to North Champaign Street to correct…
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