Category: Public Works Department News

Neil Street Lane Closure

NEIL STREET LANE CLOSURE   Champaign – In order to access a utility manhole in the street, Ameren Illinois will be closing one northbound lane of Neil Street between Washington Street and Vine Street on Monday, March 17, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in…
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February Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a large increase in service requests during the month of February.  Citizens and City staff submitted 669 total requests during February 2014.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. More citizens began using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, to report any problems. There were…
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Tree City USA Designation

On April 1, the City of Champaign is scheduled to receive their 29th consecutive Tree City USA designation.  Tree City USA is a foundation for effective, well-organized tree care programs.  Along with community pride comes practical benefits such as contributing to safer and healthier urban forests, and providing municipal officials the opportunity to deliver better…
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Country Fair Drive Lane Closure

In order to facilitate a fiber optic bore across Country Fair Drive, AT&T and Custom Underground will be closing one lane of Country Fair Drive just north of Springfield Avenue (between Springfield Ave and White St).  The closure will begin on Thursday, March 13, 2014, and will reopen on Monday, March 17, 2014, weather permitting….
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Kirby Avenue to Close at Copper Slough Bridge

Starting Monday, March 17, weather permitting, the Champaign Township Highway Department will CLOSE Kirby Avenue to all traffic between Holmstrom Drive and Cobblefield Road to remove and replace a section of failed pavement on Kirby Avenue adjacent to the bridge over the Copper Slough drainage ditch. Champaign Township expects Kirby Avenue will be closed from…
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Green Street Lane Closure

Broeren Russo Construction, Inc. is announcing an upcoming lane closure on Green Street to facilitate construction at 112 E Green.  A portion of the westbound lane of Green Street between Second Street & First Street (adjacent to the property) will be closed from Monday, March 17, 2014 through Monday, March 31, 2014.  The closure will…
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Prospect Avenue Lane Closures

In order to replace a damaged utility pole, Ameren Illinois will be closing two lanes of Prospect Avenue between Daniel Street and John Street on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane each in the area.

EPA to hold Public Hearings on Sole Source Designation of Mahomet Aquifer

CHICAGO (March 12, 2014) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed approval of a petition to designate a portion of the Mahomet Aquifer system in east-central Illinois as a sole source aquifer. EPA’s public comment period on the proposed designation begins March 13 and closes June 12, 2014. The Safe Drinking Water Act gives…
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Upcoming Multiple Lane Closures

LANE CLOSURES PEACH STREET, SEATON COURT, STRATFORD DRIVE, NORTH FOURTH STREET   Champaign – G.M. Sipes will be sealing concrete joints on Peach Street, Seaton Court, Stratford Drive, and North Fourth Street starting Monday, March 17, 2014, weather permitting. This will be a moving operation with temporary lane closures around the work area.   Work will…
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Boneyard Creek Restoration Given Accolades

A new case study of Boneyard Creek has been published to the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s award-winning Landscape Performance Series! This unique online database now includes over 75 exemplary landscape projects with quantified environmental, economic, and social benefits. The impact of Boneyard Creek, the Second Street Basins and Scott Park, was assessed and documented through LAF’s…
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