City of Champaign News

Human Kinetics Park NSD/Park District Neighborhood Block Festival

The Neighborhood Services Department and Champaign Park District held the first of six block festival events scheduled at neighborhood locations throughout the city.  The Human Kinetics event was organized in partnership with the Beardsley Park Neighborhood Association to engage residents of the Beardsley, Garwood, and ShadowWood neighborhoods.  The event was well attended and included food, […]


Garden Hills Retreat Session #2

Neighborhood Services Department Staff organized a follow-up retreat for the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association.  The meeting was attended by invited guests from different demographic groups within the neighborhood and staff representatives from Neighborhood Services, Public Works, and Champaign Police Departments.  Police and Public Works provided an update on key initiatives being implemented in the […]


May Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 337 total requests during May 2015.  This was a 7%decrease from April’s 364 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff.   Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reports 53 (15.7%) The Sewer Section responded to 56 (17%) sewer-related calls and 51 (15%) […]


2015 Concrete Street Maintenance

Holiday Drive As part of the City’s Annual Concrete Street Maintenance Project, Stark Excavating has completed all concrete work on Holiday Drive from Frank Drive to William Street.  The work consisted of removal and replacement of large portions of the existing pavement, curb and gutter replacement, and sidewalk repairs. Lawn restoration will be completed later […]



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 […]


2015 CONCRETE STREET MAINTENANCE PROJECT – HOLLYCREST DRIVE

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 […]