City of Champaign News

Infrastructure Maintenance Project

Feutz Contractors have finished construction of the new sidewalk along Galen Drive between Broadmoor Drive and Theodore Drive as part of the sidewalk gap portion of the project. Several residents in the area have commented positively regarding the new sidewalk. As part of this project we were able to include new sidewalk at Fire Station […]

2015 Slurry Seal Project

This year’s annual slurry seal project was completed on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Micro-surfacing Contractors LLC from Peoria, Illinois sealed 110,436 square yards (15.7 lane miles) of oil and chip type streets in the southwestern one-third of the City.  A new process called Fiber-Mat was tried this year on Green Street, John Street, and Duncan […]

2015 Asphalt Overlay Project

On June 8, Cross Construction Company will continue work on the City’s annual asphalt overlay project. The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp replacement, milling off a portion of the existing surface, paving two layers of new asphalt surface, manhole adjustments, and new pavement markings. There will be intermittent lane […]

Northbound I-57 Full Closure in Champaign This Weekend

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that motorists will encounter a full closure of northbound I-57 at Curtis Road in Champaign from 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015, until 8:00 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015, weather permitting. Traffic will be detoured via Curtis Road to U.S. Route 45 to Illinois Route 10 (Springfield Avenue) to […]


As part of the City’s 2015 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, the pavement on Hollycrest Drive from John Street to Ola Drive is being rehabilitated. The City’s contractor for the project, Stark Excavating, will continue working; weather permitting, Thursday, June 4, 2015. Hollycrest Drive will temporarily be a one lane, one-way street South Bound from John […]

Five Residents Apply to Fill District 1 Council Vacancy

The City of Champaign received five applications to fill the vacant District 1 City Council office. In alphabetical order, the applicants are: Azark David Cobbs Clarissa Nickerson Fourman Ingrid Kammin Kelsey Elizabeth Parker Brent West The City Council will carefully review the applications and then interview qualified candidates during the Council Study Session meeting on […]

Springfield Avenue and Mattis Avenue Lane Closures

In order to complete a fiberoptic bore for AT&T, Custom Underground will be closing one eastbound lane of Springfield Avenue and one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue. The lane closures will occur at or near the intersection of Springfield and Mattis. The lane closures will occur on the following days: – Wednesday, June 3, 2015, […]

Neil Street Lane Closure (Extension)

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois has closed a lane of Neil Street between Columbia Avenue and Washington Street. The lane closure began on Monday, June 1, 2015 and has now been extended throughWednesday, June 3, 2015. The lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. One lane of northbound and […]

Area Law Enforcement Agencies Join Together, Form Street Crimes Task Force to Address Gun Violence

MEDIA ADVISORY                           PRESS CONFERENCE: Area Law Enforcement Agencies Join Together, Form Street Crimes Task Force to Address Gun Violence                                  WHO: Chief Anthony Cobb, Champaign Police Department Chief […]

Green Street Lane Closures

In order to perform pole replacements and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing the following lanes: Wednesday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 10, 2015 (between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm) — One lane of Green Street will be closed between Prospect Avenue and McKinley Avenue. The closure will affect no […]