City of Champaign News

Public Works Establishes Emergency Response Control Room

In an effort to provide instant access to critical information needed for planning the City’s response to snow and ice and other weather emergencies, Public Works recently completed the finishing touches on their new Control Room. The room is equipped with multiple screens providing live weather information, Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) status, local news feeds, […]


Olympian Drive – Street Construction

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has awarded a contract to Feutz Excavating of Paris, Illinois, to construct a new section of Olympian Drive from west of Champion Drive to Duncan Road, including the reconstruction of the intersection of Duncan Road and Olympian Drive. The proposed improvement consists of a new PCC pavement, PCC sidewalks, […]


Second Street Road Closure

In order to install new fire and domestic water services at 507 South Second Street, Wells & Wells Construction will close a portion of Second Street north of Healey Street.  The road closure will occur on Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Access to local properties will be maintained.  Properties north […]


Oak Street Road Closure

In order to install new fire and domestic water services at 907 ½ South Oak, DUCE Construction will close a portion of Oak Street between Daniel Street and Chalmers Street.  The road closure will begin on Thursday, June 25, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, June 26, 2015.  Access to local properties will be maintained.  […]



News Release: Champaign Library Director Announces Retirement

Library Director Marsha Grove has notified the Library Board of Trustees of her plans to retire effective January 30, 2016. On making her announcement, Ms. Grove said, “It has been a privilege and honor to be the Library Director at the Champaign Public Library since 2003. Through the planning and opening of the amazing new Main Library and […]


Randolph Street Lane Closure

In order to perform electric work, Ameren Illinois and PAR Electric will close one northbound lane of Randolph Street between Washington Street and Columbia Avenue. The lane closure will begin on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, and will reopen on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Green Street Lane Closure (between Fifth Street & Sixth Street)

In order to install new fire and domestic water services at 509 East Green Street, Miller Enterprises will close the eastbound lane of Green Street between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. The lane closure will begin onWednesday, June 24, 2015, and will reopen on Thursday, June 25, 2015. One lane of eastbound and westbound traffic […]


West Green Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a pavement patch for Ameren Illinois, Shaw Brothers will partially close one eastbound lane of West Green Street at Victor Street. The partial lane closure will begin on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, and will reopen on Friday, June 26, 2015, by noon. Green Street traffic will be narrowed to one lane […]


Curtis Road Lane Closure Extension

A&R Services has closed a westbound lane of Curtis Road between Cherry Hills Drive and Marjorie Lane in order to complete a gas repair. The lane closure began on Monday, June 15, 2015. The lane closure duration has been extended. The lane will now be reopened on Friday, June 26, 2015. Westbound traffic will be […]