City of Champaign News

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States substantially upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Supreme Court decision to uphold the law means that provisions already in effect, such as 100 percent preventive care coverage, expanded coverage for children up to age 26, and removing lifetime and annual…
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As part of the City’s Annual Infrastructure Maintenance Project, sidewalk repairs will be made along John Street from First Street to Fourth Street. The City’s contractor for the project, Beniach Construction, will begin work; weather permitting, Tuesday, July 10, 2012.  This project will repair sidewalk tripping hazards and construct ADA compliant sidewalk ramps where needed.

Plymouth Drive Duce Construction will continue working on Plymouth Drive from Harrington Drive to Devonshire Drive. Plymouth Drive will remain open to local and emergency traffic only. The work involves pavement patching, sidewalk repairs and lawn restoration. Harris Avenue Duce Construction will continue working on Harris Avenue from Bradley Avenue to Maple Street. Harris will…
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Extreme temperatures and a lack of rain are taking their toll on landscaping throughout the City. The City’s landscape maintenance contractor is taking steps to minimize damage to the vegetation along the Boneyard Creek 2nd Street Reach detention basins. Starting last week, the contractor is watering landscape beds, turf grass, rain gardens and shoreline vegetation….
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The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 809 W. Church-A $5,639,181.00 06/29/12 The Pavilion Foundation/Addition to Carle Pavilion 702 Edgebrook Dr. $399,870.00 07/02/12 City of Champaign/Alteration to Offices at Public Works…
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Stark Excavating continues work on the North Fourth Street Extension. Storm sewer work within the intersection of Fourth Street and Bradley Avenue was completed last week. This week, Stark’s focus will be on continuing the storm sewer northward, while constructing curbs and sidewalks near the intersection. Though some lane closures have been necessary, traffic has…
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Open Road Paving Company has begun work on Stage 2 (Bradley Avenue to Bloomington Road / Route 150) of the Staley Road Project. Stage 2 work items consist of milling off the old surface, patching, 2 foot wide asphalt safety shoulder, guardrail installation, pipe culvert installation, and miscellaneous ditch grading work. This stage is expected…
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