Items tagged: Public Works

2014 Asphalt Overlay

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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City of Champaign Responding to Downed Trees

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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June Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 448 total requests during June 2014. June’s count increased by 100 calls compared to May’s 348. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 45 (10%) of the service issues.   The Forestry Section received 128 (29%)…
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Healey Street Construction Update

A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. continues to work at the intersection of Healey Street and Fifth Street. Last week, it was discovered that UC2B’s contractor had direction bored through the UCSD sanitary sewer interceptor at two separate locations. The sewer repair slowed A&R’s progress at this location and has delayed opening the intersection to traffic to…
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New LED Lighting Installed in Intermodal Parking Lot

A&R Mechanical Services electrical subcontractor Champaign Signal & Lighting was onsite this week replacing the old Intermodal parking lot light fixtures with new high efficiency LED fixtures. Installation of the new LED fixtures completes all contractual work at this location.    

May Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 348 total requests during May 2014. May’s count increased by 32 calls compared to April’s 316. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 46 (13.2%) of the service issues. The Forestry Section received 75 (22%) of…
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Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform a pole replacement and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Willis Avenue and McKinley Avenue. The lane closure will occur on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Westbound traffic will be…
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Electric Vehicle Chargers Upgraded in Hill Street Parking Deck

Electric vehicle chargers in the Hill Street Parking deck were recently upgraded for compatibility with newer electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, etc… One older, paddle type charger remains to accommodate any visitors who may have older EVs. The photo at right shows resident Scott Willenbrock charging his Chevy Volt. Staff will…
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Bradley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to perform a pole replacement and aerial electric work for Ameren Illinois, PAR Electric will be closing one westbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Willis Avenue and McKinley Avenue. The lane closure will occur on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Westbound traffic will be reduced to…
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Annual Pavement Marking Contract Work

On Monday, June 23, 2014, Varsity Striping Company will begin work for the  Annual Pavement Marking Contract. This year’s contract will replace long lines (centerlines,  lane lines, shoulder lines) on various concrete streets throughout the City. All streets will remain open to traffic with temporary lane closures as needed. The final completion date for this project is…
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