Items tagged: Public Works

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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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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