Category: Public Works Department News

Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December

Free Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck During December During the month of December, the City of Champaign will offer free parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck, as a thank you for patronizing Downtown businesses and restaurants. People who spend $5.00 or more at any Downtown business or restaurant are eligible for one […]

Fall 2017 Residential Electronics Collection Recap

The fall Residential Electronics Collection Event was held the morning of October 14, 2017, at Parkland College. The event was co-sponsored by the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Village of Savoy, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, and Champaign County Probation and Court Services. The sponsors contracted with A-Team Recyclers to process and recycle the […]

Windsor Road Lane Closure

In order to install fiber optic conduit, Campus Communications Group will be closing one eastbound lane of Windsor Road between Galen Drive and Prospect Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, November 13 and will reopen on Friday, November 17.  During the closure, eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.

Aging Brick Sidewalk Replaced Near The Esquire

Aging Brick Sidewalk Replaced Near The Esquire This past summer, the Mayor received a complaint from a citizen regarding the condition of the brick sidewalk along the south side of The Esquire. Over the years, many of the bricks in this immediate area had portions of their surface break away, leaving an array of trip hazards […]

Public Works Tree Nursery Produces First Crop of Trees

Public Works Tree Nursery Produces First Crop of Trees Public Works staff first started a tree nursery in 2014, on October 26 the Forestry Section planted the very first tree grown from our own nursery out on City ROW. A Dawn Redwood tree was planted on the ROW on Cynthia Dr, adjacent to Garden Hills […]

Chester Street Construction Work to Affect Traffic

CHESTER STREET CONSTRUCTION WORK TO AFFECT TRAFFIC (BETWEEN WALNUT ST. AND NEIL ST.) On Thursday, November 2, 2017, beginning at 8:30a.m., PEMCO Service Company will be replacing the monitoring well lid for an underground storage tank in the 10-east block of Chester Street, near the City Building. To complete this work, PEMCO will saw cut […]

Windsor Road Lane Closure

In order to install streetlights, A&R Services will be closing one westbound lane of Windsor Road between Fourth Street and First Street. The lane closure will  occur on Wednesday, November 1 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. During the closure, westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.

McKinley Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair brick pavement failures, A&R will be closing the northbound lane of McKinley Avenue between Church Street and Park Avenue.  Repair work will begin on Thursday, October 26, weather permitting.  Northbound traffic will not be allowed on the block, however southbound traffic will not be affected.

Windsor Road Lane Closure

In order to install streetlights, A&R Services will be closing one westbound lane of Windsor Road between Fourth Street and First Street.  The lane closure will occur on Thursday, October 26 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  During the closure, westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.

Saber Drive Road Closure

In order to repair pavement failures, Otto Baum will be closing Saber Drive between Olympian Drive and Mattis Avenue.  Repair work will begin on Monday, October 23 and is expected to take four days to complete, weather permitting.