City of Champaign News

The City of Champaign has awarded a contract to Stark Excavating for the construction of the Washington Street drainage improvements. This project will consist of constructing a new detention basin and amenities along with an upgraded storm sewer system at the intersection of Washington and Russell Street. The basin improvements will be complete before the…
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Stark Excavating is widening the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57.  Construction began on April 1 and will be complete on October 15, 2014.  It’s required that the road be open for traffic on August 15, 2014.  Stark is currently constructing the foundation for the retaining walls.  Due to the existing development,…
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As part of the South Fourth project, street lights will be constructed along South First Street.  Champaign Signal is currently installing the South Fourth street lights. Stark Excavating has constructed the curb and gutter on Gerty Drive east of South Fourth Street this week.  Construction of the street will occur within the next few weeks. …
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This year’s slurry seal project is scheduled to begin May 5 (weather pending) and will be completed within 21 working days.  The contractor for this year’s project is Microsurfacing Contractors LLC from Peoria, Illinois. The project concentrates work on the oil and chip type streets in the northern one-third of the City.  This project will…
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In response to the statement issued by the ‘Run or Dye’ officials in reference to their cancelled race, the City of Champaign is issuing the following response: “Since August of 2013, the Champaign Police Department has been in communication with both the University of Illinois and a representative for the Run or Dye event to…
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Each May during National Police Week (May 11-17, 2014); the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement.  Local law enforcement agencies in Champaign County will also pause to honor men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Champaign Police will pay a special tribute to…
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Join Us for the 3rd Annual Champaign Police Open House! At the Champaign Police Department on Saturday, May 17,2014 from 10 AM-2 PM at 82 E. University Avenue, Champaign, IL. Hourly Group Tours, from 10 AM-1 PM Presentations & Demonstrations by: Crime Scene Unit Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Historical Displays Hostage Negotiators K-9 Unit SWAT Team…
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In order to complete a repair on a storm sewer main at the southeast corner of Fourth Street and Springfield Avenue, DUCE Construction will be closing a northbound lane of Fourth Street between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, April 14, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, April 18,…
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On March 16, 2014 Public Works sent a letter to all Sawgrass Lane residents notifying them of the street name change.  All 16 local agencies currently on the address notice list were notified by email.  The Navteq, TeleAtlas, and TomTom mobile navigators were notified of the street name change via web interfaces. On April 1,…
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