Items tagged: Public Works

Exterior City Building Work to Close Parking Spaces on Chester St.

On Saturday, October 21, 2017 the City of Champaign Public Works Department will be completing exterior building work on the north side of the City Building at 102 N Neil St. (Chester St. side). To facilitate the work, which will require the use of a lift truck, the metered parking spaces on the south side […]

Now on CGTV: Improved Pedestrian Safety at Downtown Crosswalks

Recently, staff from CGTV and Public Works teamed up to produce the first in a series of short videos about the improved pedestrian crosswalks throughout the City of Champaign. The first video in the series takes us downtown to the intersections of S. Walnut St. and Logan St. where the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon traffic […]

Emergency Tree Work – Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue

Public Works staff will stabilize a large, potentially dangerous tree near the intersection of Fourth Street and Kirby Avenue. The work has begun and is expected to last into the night.  Partial lane closures will be required in order to facilitate access to the tree by the crews.  The City appreciates the cooperation of travelers […]

City Holds Annual Neighborhood Clean-up Events

Staff from the Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments held the City’s annual neighborhood clean up drop off event on Saturday, July 15 and 17 at the Public Works facility.  Just over 6,500 postcard vouchers were mailed out to eligible households throughout Champaign.  Eligible areas include Planning Area 1, 2, 7, 8, 14 and parts […]

Duncan Road Closure

In order to repair pavement failures on Duncan Road, A&R Mechanical Contractors will be closing Duncan Road between Clayton Road and Bradley Avenue. The closure will start on Monday, July 10 at 7 a.m. and will reopen at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, weather permitting. Media Contact: Pete Vanderkloot    |    (217) 403-4700    |    […]

CGTV Telecasts Public Meeting for the Proposed Stormwater Utility Fee Rate Increase

On Wednesday, June 28, Champaign Government Television (CGTV) joined the Public Works Department and the Finance Department to produce a live telecast of the public meeting for the proposed stormwater utility fee rate increase. This presentation provides information along with Q & A about the stormwater plan of finance that includes a proposed rate increase. […]

Public Works Assists Code Compliance With Illegal Dumping

Public Works Assists Code Compliance With Illegal Dumping On January 31, Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett posted a 24-hour notice at 714 W. Hill Street for a sofa observed on the parkway in front of the residence. On February 1, Burnett reinspected the property to check for compliance and found the sofa had not been […]

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 […]