Items tagged: Public Works

Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling

Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling The City of Champaign offers two convenient options to recycle your Christmas tree this month. Curbside Collection: Trees will be collected in the Blue Zones on January 9 and in the Orange Zones on January 11.  To enjoy this free service, residents simply place their tree within four feet of the […]

Parking Permit Pick-Up Special Saturday Hours (One Time Only!)

In order to help accommodate University District parkers during the busy move-in season, Public Works’ parking office will be open to the public on Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 8 AM until 2 PM. Completed Academic Year 2016-2017 permits will be available for pick-up if they were purchased prior to August 6th.  Please make sure you have the […]

Champaign Police Department Entryway Gets an Update

The Public Works Concrete Section recently replaced the badly deteriorated brick entryway at the Champaign Police Department which had become unsightly and dangerous. The bricks had become a tripping hazard to the public as well as CPD personnel. The bricks were removed and a new concrete surface was formed in its place.  The front entrance had to […]

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale

The City of Champaign in partnership with the City of Urbana and the University of Illinois Extension will offer a ONE DAY ONLY rain barrel and compost bin sale. Rain Barrel – $55 regular – $30 after Stormwater Utility instant rebate Compost Bin – $47.50 Tumbling Composter – $98 Date:  Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9 a.m. […]

City of Champaign to Address Forecasted Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department will deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for tonight through Wednesday morning. Forecasters are calling for 2-3” of total accumulation. According to Public Works Operations Manager Ernesto Salinas, “We are following the plans outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public Works staff will report […]

Public Open House for MCORE TIGER Project

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, applied for and received a $15.7 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant for the construction of the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) project http://www.mcoreproject.com within the University District. The total cost for the project […]

Public Works Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 373 total requests during July 2015.  This was a 19% decrease from June’s 459 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 44 (11.8%) of the issues. The Sewer Section responded to 37 (10%) sewer-related calls […]

2015 Annual Neighborhood Cleanups

On July 18 and 25, the Neighborhood Services Department partnered with the Public Works Department to implement the 2015 Annual Neighborhood Cleanups. The Neighborhood Cleanups are held in order to provide residents in low-income neighborhoods throughout the city the opportunity to dispose of unwanted bulk household furniture and non-putrescible waste items free of charge. This […]

Healey Street and Edwin Street Intersection Closure

In order to perform ramp replacements and pavement repairs, the Public Works Department will be closing the intersection of Healey Street and Edwin Street.  The closure will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22.  The work is expected to last approximately two weeks, weather permitting.  No through traffic will be permitted, so please plan […]

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, […]