City of Champaign News

City Storm Detention Basins At Work

Several stormwater detention basins around the City have been responding as designed with the recent influx of rainwater. Below are two photos taken 6/25/15 of the Second Street Detention Basin and one photo of the Healey Street Detention Basin. Second Street Detention Basin (looking south)   Second Street Detention Basin (facing west)   Healey Street […]

Curb & Sidewalk Ramp Replacement

June 24, 2015, Cross Construction Company will continue work on the City’s annual asphalt overlay project. Work for the next couple of weeks will consist of curb and sidewalk ramp replacement on Church Street between Prospect Avenue and Mattis Avenue. There will be intermittent lane closures; however one lane will be open at all times. […]

2015 Concrete Street Maintenance

Holiday Drive Stark Excavating has completed all concrete work on Holiday Drive from Frank Drive to William Street. The work consisted of removal and replacement of a large portion of the existing pavement, curb and gutter replacement and sidewalk repairs. Lawn restoration will be completed later this fall. Stark completed the work on Holiday Drive […]

Campus Traffic Signals

With much-lower vehicle and pedestrian traffic on campus during the summer months, traffic signals at Daniel/Fourth and Sixth/John will be placed on flash to provide for more-efficient traffic flow and to minimize waiting times. Placing traffic signals on flash is a practice Public Works has used for several years at several campus locations. Once students […]

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.  […]