Starting Monday, October 18, Canadian National Railroad is having Fibrwrap Construction, L.P. (www.fibrwrapconstruction.com) install a carbon fibre wrap application that will strengthen the deteriorating concrete surfaces of the viaduct. The work is expected to last for several weeks and will involve lane closures on University Avenue in the area of the viaduct. The work will… (Read the Rest…)
The Washington Street East Watershed Drainage Improvements project was awarded September 7, 2010, to Cross Construction of Urbana. The construction cost for the project is 1.8 million dollars. The purpose of this project is to reduce surface flooding in the Washington Street East Watershed, south basin. This is an area roughly bounded by Elm Street… (Read the Rest…)
On Tuesday October 12, 2010, the viaduct was closed to make repairs to the wiring. A recent truck accident hitting the west side of the viaduct caused damage to the conduit, wiring, lighted height sign and street lighting. The viaduct was closed for about 4 hrs to make the repairs.
Varsity Striping, Inc has completed the 2010 Pavement Marking Project. Thermoplastic (thermo) is used on asphalt streets as outlined in the Pavement Marking Master Plan. Paint is used on concrete streets (thermo does not adhere well to concrete). A brief description of the type and status of work is included below. Bike Lanes: Locations included… (Read the Rest…)
In the last week Illinois American Water determined that the location of the leak causing the water flow at the Springfield Avenue viaduct was located in the west 100 block of Springfield Avenue. The leak was repaired overnight, Friday, October 8, 2010. Pavement was restored on Monday, October 11, 2010, and the road is fully… (Read the Rest…)
Public Works installed a total of four red flashers for east-west traffic along Bradley Avenue at the intersections with Fourth Street and Fifth Street. The installation was the result of staff investigation of a Traffic Service Request. Over the past four years of crash history, there were three crashes involving east bound drivers at Fifth… (Read the Rest…)
The entry-level Police Officer recruitment efforts by the Human Resources and Champaign Police departments culminated on September 3rd with 406 total applications received, including 115 minorities (28.32%) and 81 female applicants (19.95%). New this year, a $25 testing fee or waiver was implemented. The intent of the testing fee was to reduce the number of… (Read the Rest…)
School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield conducted a “Bullying, Cyber Bullying, and Sexting” presentation to over 50 youth and parents at the Champaign Public Library on October 13, 2010. The event is one of five held in honor of Crime Prevention Month.
On October 13, 2010, the Administration staff of Unit 4 Schools hosted a Gold Card Club breakfast in which School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield presented information on the School Resource Officer program. The group highlighted success of the program and the partnership between school staff and the Champaign Police Department.