City of Champaign News

4th Street Detour

As part of the City’s 2014 Concrete Street Maintenance Project, a marked detour route will be posted with signs for the northbound lane of Fourth Street to facilitate work near Bradley Avenue. The detour will begin at the intersection of Fourth Street and Grove Street, then east on Grove Street to Fifth Street, then north […]

Champaign Police Department Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket Crackdown Statistics

The Champaign Police Department issued numerous citations over the Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket Campaign. • Seatbelt Citations – 9 • Cell Phone Citations – 3 • Other Citations – 2 Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to encourage seat belt use, especially during late-night […]

Champaign Police Conduct Shooting Investigation

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which occurred Saturday in the 1000 block of N. Sixth Street at approximately 12:24 PM. Police received a report of a man being shot and witnesses seeing the armed male offender flee from the area. Officers arrived on the scene and found an unconscious 22 year-old, male, […]

Olympian Drive Project Construction to Begin July 21, 2014

The Olympian Drive Construction Project has been awarded by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to Feutz Construction Contractors, Inc. from Paris, Illinois. The project award amount is $7,092,062.46. This project is being funded by IDOT Illinois Jobs Now (state public works bonds), Federal Highway Administration’s Surface Transportation Program (federal highways trust fund) and Illinois […]

Lane Shift on Springfield Avenue (Prairie Street to State Street)

Duce Construction will be constructing a new storm sewer manhole on the northernmost lane of Springfield Avenue between Prairie Street and State Street. In order to complete this work, westbound traffic on Springfield Avenue will be shifted through the work zone. A lane of eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained at all times. Operations […]

Prospect Ave. Lane Closure

In order to complete an emergency repair on a water main, Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Broadmoor Drive and Devonshire Drive. The lane closure will begin on Thursday, July 17, 2014 and will reopen by Friday, July 25, 2014. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area. Illinois […]

Sewer Lining Projects

Two Sewer Lining Projects are currently underway in the City. Sewers are lined to structurally renew the sewer pipe. Lining is less disruptive and less expensive than replacing sewers by digging up the old sewer pipes and installing new pipe. Lining is used to renew both sanitary sewer and storm sewer pipes. The 2013 Sewer […]

Windsor Road Project

The State of Illinois awarded a contract to Stark Excavating to widen the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57. Construction began on April 1. The road will be open to traffic on August 15, 2014. Construction will be completed by October 15, 2014. Stark is installing storm sewers on the east of […]

Pavement Marking Removal and Installation 2014 Project

Varsity Striping, Inc. has started the 2014 Pavement Marking Project. All streets will remain open to traffic throughout the pavement marking removal and installation processes, although lanes may periodically be closed as necessary during working hours. The final completion date for this project is November 1, 2014. Thermoplastic (thermo) is used on asphalt streets. Whereas […]