Viaduct Flooding Awareness
Avoid Flooded Viaducts
The City of Champaign reminds drivers to never drive or walk through standing water. The water level may be much higher than it appears.
Just 6 inches of fast moving water can sweep a car off the highway, and 12 inches of fast moving water can float a car or cause it to turn over.
Heavy rains can cause Champaign’s viaducts on Logan St., Springfield Ave., and Stadium Dr. to flood. In the event of flooding, Champaign Public Works recommends drivers try crossing at Bradley Ave., University Ave., Kirby Ave., or Windsor Rd.
Never drive into standing water under viaducts. Doing so can damage your vehicle, leave you stranded, and injure you.