Category: Public Works Department News

Park Avenue Road Closure

In order to repair a sanitary manhole in the 1100 block of West Park Avenue, Duce Construction will be closing Park Avenue between McKinley Avenue and James Street.  The road closure will be intermittent throughout the day and driveways will have limited access at times. Operations will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22 and […]

2016 Sewer Lining Project

Hoerr Construction will continue performing pre-cleaning and televising throughout the City of Champaign for the 2016 Sewer Lining Project.  Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition.  Beginning on Wednesday, June 22, initial cleaning will begin on Wright Street between University Avenue and Springfield Avenue.  All work is dependent on weather conditions. Operations began […]

John Street Road Closure

In order to construct new storm sewers, Duce Construction will close John Street to all through traffic between First Street and Locust Street. Traffic on Locust Street and First Street will not be impacted by the work. This work is planned to start on Monday, June 20 at 7 a.m. and is planned to be […]

2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project – William Street Closure

As part of the City’s 2016 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the concrete pavement on William Street from Mattis Avenue to Crescent Drive is being rehabilitated.  Beginning Monday June 13, 2016, William Street between Crescent Drive and Hollycrest Drive will be closed.   Please pay close attention to construction signs, traffic control devices, and marked detours. […]

Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Hill Street and Washington Street.  The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016.  Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the […]

Locust Street Road Closure

In order to construct new storm sewers, Duce Construction will close Locust Street to all through traffic between Daniel Street and Chalmers Street.  Traffic on Daniel Street and Chalmers Street will not be impacted by the work.  This work is planned to start on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 a.m. and is planned to be […]

First Street Construction Update

Stark Excavating began construction on First Street between Kirby Avenue and Gregory Drive on May 16.  The construction consists of the replacement of existing PCC pavement, new storm sewers, new PCC sidewalk, and new street lights.  This work has an interim completion date of August 12, which is prior to the move-in date for the […]

Champaign Police Department Entryway Gets an Update

The Public Works Concrete Section recently replaced the badly deteriorated brick entryway at the Champaign Police Department which had become unsightly and dangerous. The bricks had become a tripping hazard to the public as well as CPD personnel. The bricks were removed and a new concrete surface was formed in its place.  The front entrance had to […]

2016 Infrastructure Maintenance Project

The 2016 Infrastructure Maintenance Project started the first week of May. Schomburg & Schomburg from Danville is the contractor.  The project consists of three parts: Brick Street Rehabilitation (McKinley Avenue from Washington Street to Church Street); Alley Maintenance (the alley bounded by First Street, Locust Street, Green Street, and John Street); and Traffic Signal Upgrades […]

2016 Annual Asphalt Overlay Project

Work continues on the City’s 2016 Annual Asphalt Overly Project.  Patching work on Prospect Avenue from Devonshire Drive to Ventura Road is complete.  Milling and paving is scheduled to start June 21. Beginning June 13, curb and sidewalk ramp work will start on Bloomington Road between Prospect Avenue and Bradley Avenue. There will be intermittent […]