City of Champaign News

Pavement Patching Project (Wright Street)

The Illinois Department of Transportation, Region 3/District 5, has announced the southbound right-turn lane on Wright Street (US 45/US 150) on the north side of the Springfield Avenue intersection will need to be closed for a pavement patch beginning Monday, August 12, 2013. It is anticipated the work will be completed by Wednesday, August 14, […]

July Service Requests

After a very busy June, the Public Works Department saw a decrease in service requests submitted during the month of July. Citizens and City staff submitted 423 total requests during July 2013. This count decreased by 517 (-122%) compared to the 940 requests that were received in June. The chart below tracks the number of […]

IDOT Lane Closures at Springfield/Wright

In order to repair a large section of damaged pavement in the southbound driving lane of Wright Street just north of Springfield Avenue, Illinois Department of Transportation will be closing the southbound driving and southbound turning lane at this location. In order to accommodate traffic, a northbound and a southbound lane of traffic will be […]

Green Street Road Closure

In order to install a new sanitary sewer connection at 112 E. Green Street, Broeren Russo and Mayfield Construction will be closing all lanes of Green Street between First Street and Second Street from Monday, August 12, 2013, to Thursday, August 15, 2013. This repair requires an excavation into the middle of the street in […]

Market Street

Cross Construction continues to make excellent progress on completing the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on re-grading the existing ditches along Market Street. Champaign Signal is working on the installation of new streetlights. The work is on schedule for a fall completion date.

Fourth Street

Stark Excavating continues to make progress towards the project completion, although rains have delayed some work. Stark is currently working on the placement of the topsoil and grading for seeding along 4th Street and completing project sidewalks. The project is on schedule and on budget for a fall completion date in 2013.


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 733-755 Prestwick Pt. $989,900.00 08/07/13 Inverness Investments LLC/Multifamily 1806 N. Market $747,000.00 08/05/13 812 Illinois Properties/Safeworks Illinois

Champaign Connection – Episode 37

 The 37th episode of Champaign Connection airs thru the end of September. Amanda Raklovits (Children’s Librarian) talks about the ever-expanding resources available from the Champaign Public Library. Learn how technology is changing the Library’s offerings and how easy it is to get your hands on the “smartest card in your wallet”.  Angela Adams (former Recycling […]