City of Champaign News

2013 Slurry Seal Project

Commencing Wednesday, May 8, 2013, weather permitting, Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC will begin slurry sealing the oil and chip type streets in the southeast portion of Champaign. The streets are south of Kirby Avenue and east of Prospect Avenue; the Hessel Park area; and Mattis Avenue between Windsor and Curtis Roads (see attached map). The streets […]

Curtis Road Closure

In order to complete an exploratory dig for a University of Illinois gas pipeline, University of Illinois Facilities & Services will be closing Curtis Road between Staley Road and Rising Road. The closure will begin on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, and will reopen on Thursday, May 9, 2013, weather permitting. Through traffic will not be […]

April 2013 Public Works Service Requests

A total of 602 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during April 2013 in the Public Works Department. This count increased by 102 (22%) requests compared to the 494 requests that were received in March. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Seventy-one (12%) of the […]

Market Street

Cross Construction began working on the infrastructure improvements to Market Street from Kenyon Drive to Olympian Drive the middle of April. This work will replace the deteriorating section of pavement, replace sidewalk, install new street lighting, and provide a new bituminous surface and new traffic signal at Olympian Drive. Cross Construction is currently working on […]

Fourth Street

Stark Excavating has begun construction picking up on where they left off from last year’s construction on the Fourth Street project. They have completed work on the curb and gutter on Hazelwood Drive. They are preparing to start the last phase of construction, which would complete Hazelwood Drive from Fourth Street to First Street. The […]

2013 STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony

The 2013 STAR Expo and Awards Ceremony was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5:30-8:30 pm with over 250 attendees. During the STAR Expo, 42 vendors were on hand to provide information about neighborhood wellness, civic engagement and community resources. In addition, five mini workshops were held throughout the […]

Permits Issued:

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 2718-2730 Madelynn Dr. $500,000.00 04/30/13 Wilcox Development Group/New-Multifamily

Champaign Homepage Gets Mobile Makeover

As part of an ongoing effort to improve public access to City information over the internet, the City’s Webmaster has updated the City’s homepage to greatly improve the look and usability of the website on tablets and other mobile devices. Mobile users have been an increasingly important audience. Visits from mobile devices to the City […]

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a repair to the City Building at 102 N. Neil St., the City of Champaign will close one lane of University Avenue between Walnut Street and Neil Street on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The lane will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and will be reopened as soon […]

Church Street Road Closure – Update

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. (This work was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2013.) Through traffic will not be allowed […]