City of Champaign News

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Fourth Street Beniach Construction continues work on Fourth Street from Bradley Avenue to East Vine Street. The work involves pavement patching, sidewalk repairs and lawn restoration. Fourth Street is scheduled to be completed by July 31, 2014. Phillips Drive Beniach Construction is nearing completion on Phillips Drive from Nelson Court to the Railroad tracks. The…
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Next week starting July 14, 2014, Cross Construction Company will continue paving work on Anthony Drive from Mattis Ave. to Marketview Dr. Paving work will also get started in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood north of Anthony Drive. All paving should be complete at this location by the end of the week (weather permitting). Remaining work…
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The City’s former landfill on West Bloomington Road stopped accepting waste in the mid 1970s. The City augmented the landfill cap from 1998 to 2002 to ensure it met minimum thicknesses of 2 feet of compacted clay and 6 inches of topsoil. On July 3, 2014, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued the City a…
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The Digital Bookmobile will stop at the Champaign Public Library as part of its national tour on Saturday, July 26 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Community members of all ages are invited to come aboard to see high-tech displays, try various portable devices, and get a demo of the library’s eBooks, audiobooks, and other…
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The City of Champaign Public Works Department is responding to a report of a large tree down on Mattis Avenue, north of Springfield. Crews are on site and working to remove it. Southbound traffic on Mattis Avenue is being diverted. Please use alternate routes. Removal may take several hours. There are additional reports of trees…
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