City of Champaign News

Town Center Boulevard Lane Closures

In order to complete landscape maintenance, the Public Works Department will close one eastbound and one westbound lane of Town Center Boulevard between Prospect Avenue and Moreland Boulevard.  The lane closures will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, June 1 and are planned to be completed by 8:00 a.m.  One lane of eastbound traffic and […]


McKinley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a sinkhole in pavement, Urbana Champaign Sanitary District and DUCE Construction have closed the southbound lane of McKinley Avenue between Bloomington Road and Paula Drive. The lane closure began on Wednesday, May 30 and will reopen on Friday, June 8.  During the closure northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install new gas main and services, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing one eastbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Cambridge Drive and Prospect Avenue (eastbound traffic reduced to one lane).  The closure will begin on Thursday, May 31 and is expected to be reopened to traffic by Friday, August 17. […]


City Building Atrium Display Case Highlights Emergency Preparedness Week

This week, staff from the Community Relations Office decorated the City Building Atrium display case for June’s National Safety Month. The display case highlights Emergency Preparedness week, June 3-9. Stop by the display case to get great information on emergency preparedness and home preparation. For more information about National Safety Month, click here. A special […]


Olympian Drive Road Closure to Complete Pavement Repairs

OLYMPIAN DRIVE ROAD CLOSURE TO COMPLETE PAVEMENT REPAIRS (Apollo Drive to Lincoln Avenue) Due to a pavement failure located approximately 300 feet west of the bridge over the railroad, the City of Champaign has closed Olympian Drive from Apollo Drive to Lincoln Avenue in Urbana. Traffic control signage is in place at Market Drive, with […]


City of Champaign Recognized for Financial Reporting

The City of Champaign is proud to announce that it has once again been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition […]


Windsor Road Lane Closures to Repair Pavement

Windsor Road Lane Closures to Complete Pavement Repairs Due to pavement failures, the City of Champaign has closed the two westbound lanes of Windsor Road, between First Street and Neil Street. Two-way traffic will be maintained by using the eastbound lanes. A contractor is being secured to complete the emergency repairs. The work is expected […]


City of Champaign Responds to FOIA Request Regarding Alton Corey Lawsuit

On October 17, 2017, at approximately 10:41 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1500 block of Kiler Dr., Champaign for the report of a battery, resulting in the arrest of Alton Corey. On May 23, 2018, a lawsuit was served by Corey (plaintiff) against the City of Champaign and Police Officers William Killin and Dillon Holloway […]


2018 Pavement Marking Project

2018 Pavement Marking Project Varsity Striping will begin work on the 2018 Pavement Marking Project on Tuesday, May 29. The project will include both the removal of old markings and the installation of new markings on various streets within the City of Champaign. Work is expected to last through the fall and should be completed […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closures

Kirby Avenue Lane Closures In preparation for gas main installation and to televise sanitary sewer services, Ameren Illinois and KS Energy will be closing the following lanes: One eastbound and one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Cambridge Drive and Arrow Road (eastbound and westbound traffic reduced to one lane). Tuesday, May 29, 2018 through […]