Category: Public Works Department News

City of Champaign Crews to Address Snowfall

City of Champaign Crews to Address Snowfall   The City of Champaign Public Works Department will deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for Friday night to Saturday night. Forecasters are calling for 3-6” of total accumulation, with gusty winds causing visibility issues. According to Public Works Director, Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the specifics […]


Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation

Sidewalk Snow Removal Ordinance Activation As of 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2019 the Champaign Public Works Director has declared that the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in the Downtown and Campustown areas in effect. The National Weather Service indicates that our area received 8” inches of snow between Friday night and Sunday morning. […]


City of Champaign Crews to Address Snowfall

The City of Champaign Public Works Department will deploy resources to address the snowfall forecast for Friday night to Saturday evening. Forecasters are calling for 6-8” of total accumulation, followed by gusty winds. According to Public Works Director, Dennis Schmidt, “We are following the specifics outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Control Plan. Public […]


1,200 Holiday Trees Collected

The City once again offered a free Holiday Tree Collection Program for all residential properties within the City’s corporate limits.  Those wishing to participate simply had to leave their undecorated trees at the curb by Monday, January 7, for Public Works crews to collect.  The Forestry Section led the program and picked up 1,200 trees […]


City Employees Set New Records for Charitable Giving

In 2018, the City of Champaign once again participated in the Combined Charities Campaign that was organized by the United Way of Champaign County.  Each year, the City participates in this campaign by encouraging City employees to donate to a wide variety of local, state, and national charitable organizations.  The campaign wrapped up late last […]


University Avenue Lane Closure (between Neil St. and Walnut St.) – Revised Dates

In order to complete masonry repair and façade work at 102 S Neil Street, Wells and Wells Construction will close one eastbound lane of University Avenue between Neil Street and Walnut Street. The closure will begin on Wednesday, January 2, and will reopen on Friday, January 4. During the closure, eastbound traffic will be reduced […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a leaking water valve, Illinois American Water and Cross Construction will close one southbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Harvard Street and Maple Street.  The closure will begin on Wednesday, December 26, and will reopen on Monday, December 31.  During the closure, southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.


Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to repair a leaking water valve, Illinois American Water and Cross Construction will close one northbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Henry Street and John Street.  The closure will begin on Wednesday, December 26, and will reopen on Monday, December 31.  During the closure, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.


University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete masonry repair and façade work at 102 S Neil Street, Wells and Wells Construction will close one eastbound lane of University Avenue between Neil Street and Walnut Street.  The closure will begin on Wednesday, December 26, and will reopen on Friday, December 28.  During the closure, eastbound traffic will be reduced […]


Campus Signals to Change to Four-Way Stops Over Break

Due to decreased vehicle and pedestrian traffic during winter break, several campus traffic signals have been adjusted to act as a four-way stop by continuously flashing red.  The traffic signals were adjusted today, Friday, December 21, 2018.  Normal signal operations will resume Friday, January 11, 2019.  The signals are at the intersections of: • Fourth […]