City of Champaign News

Windsor Road Lane Closure

In order to install fiber optic conduit and cable for AT&T, Custom Underground will be closing one eastbound lane of Windsor Road between Prospect Avenue and Lyndhurst Drive.   The lane closure will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday, September 8 to Thursday, September 10. Eastbound traffic will be […]

Healey Street Converted From One-Way to Two-Way Traffic

On Friday, September 4, 2015, the City of Champaign Traffic and Lighting Division will be replacing signage on Healey Street, between First Street and Fourth Street, in order to convert Healey Street from one-way westbound traffic into two-way traffic. No lane closures are anticipated as part of the signage replacement, and no restriping will need […]

Public Open House for MCORE TIGER Project

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, applied for and received a $15.7 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant for the construction of the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) project within the University District. The total cost for the project […]


NIGHT WORK TO BEGIN ON I-57, I-72, AND I-74 NEAR CHAMPAIGN CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will begin Monday, Aug. 31 on Interstates 57, 72 and 74 in the Champaign area for the purpose of setting permanent message signs. Work will be performed at five locations in a four day […]

LaSell Drive at Prospect Avenue Closure

LASELL DRIVE AT PROSPECT AVENUE CLOSURE FOR ANNUAL PAVING PROJECT On Friday, August 28, La Sell Drive at Prospect Avenue will be closed for approximately four hours in order to complete street patching work. Through traffic will not be allowed. Residents of the area may access their drives from Hamilton Drive to the east.

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a concrete pour at 608 East University Avenue, Mid-Illinois Concrete will close a westbound lane of University Avenue between Wright Street and Sixth Street.  The lane closure will occur on Friday, August 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT: Robberies and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

For Immediate Release August 26, 2015 Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT:   Robberies and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles  The Champaign Police Department provides this alert as notice to residents and our campus community of a rash of robberies and motor vehicle burglaries that have occurred during the month of August.  Citizens […]

Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign

For Immediate Release August 24, 2015 Contact:   Sgt Geoffrey Coon, 217-403-6934, Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign As summer winds down, The Champaign Police Department is ramping up its traffic enforcement efforts as part of the national effort to eliminate drunk driving. August 24 – September 7 (Labor Day), […]