Items tagged: Public Works

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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Public Works Kids Day

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, the Public Works Department hosted 50 kids for the bi-annual Public Works Kids Day. These young attendees were the children, grandchildren, and other relatives of Public Works employees. The kids arrived and “clocked in” to participate in the multiple activities developed by a staff committee. Throughout the morning, the kids…
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Champaign Connection – Episode 41

The latest episode of Champaign Connection debuts June 1st and runs thru the end of July 2014. Dorothy David (City Manager) reflects back on her first year as City Manager, and talks about  the new experiences she has enjoyed and the City’s continued successes.  Hear why she says Champaign’s future is filled with new and…
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Intermodal Parking Lot Improvements Project

On Tuesday, May 27, A&R Mechanical Services, Inc. began work on the Intermodal Parking Lot Improvements Project.  They are currently in the process of patching the north half of the main Intermodal parking lot at Market St. and University Ave.  By Friday, May 30, A&R will have completed all patching, routing, sealing and striping on…
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Annual Asphalt Overlay Project

Starting June 2, 2014, Cross Construction Company will begin work on the City’s annual asphalt overlay project.  The work will consist of pavement patching, limited curb replacement, sidewalk ramp replacement, milling off a portion of the existing surface, paving two layers of new asphalt surface, manhole adjustments, and new pavement markings.  There will be intermittent…
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Public Works Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 316 total requests during April 2014.  April’s count was very similar to March’s at 313 service requests.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 31 (9.8%) of the service issues.  Over half (19) of the SeeClickFix…
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2014 Slurry Seal Project

This year’s slurry seal project is scheduled to begin May 5 (weather pending) and will be completed within 21 working days.  The contractor for this year’s project is Microsurfacing Contractors LLC from Peoria, Illinois. The project concentrates work on the oil and chip type streets in the northern one-third of the City.  This project will…
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Fourth Street Lane Closure

In order to complete a repair on a storm sewer main at the southeast corner of Fourth Street and Springfield Avenue, DUCE Construction will be closing a northbound lane of Fourth Street between Healey Street and Springfield Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, April 14, 2014 and will reopen on Friday, April 18,…
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Sawgrass Lane Street Name Changed to Crimson

On March 16, 2014 Public Works sent a letter to all Sawgrass Lane residents notifying them of the street name change.  All 16 local agencies currently on the address notice list were notified by email.  The Navteq, TeleAtlas, and TomTom mobile navigators were notified of the street name change via web interfaces. On April 1,…
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