Category: Public Works Department News

Market Street Road Closure

In order to complete water service connections at 40 E. University, Dig It of Champaign will close Market Street between Taylor Street and University Avenue.  The road closure will begin on Monday, May 14, and will reopen on Friday, May 18.  During the closure, this block of Market Street will be closed to through traffic.

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to install a sign at 608 E. University Avenue, Ace Sign Company will close one westbound lane of University Avenue between Wright Street and Sixth Street.  The lane closure will occur on Monday, May 7, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane […]

2018 Slurry Seal Project

Monday, May 7, 2018, weather permitting, Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC will begin slurry sealing the oil and chip type streets in the southwest one-third of Champaign.  The streets are located south of Church Street (see attached map).  The residential streets will be closed for about four hours until the slurry is cured.  Heavily traveled streets and […]

Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to construct storm sewer and pavement repairs, Duce Construction will close one northbound lane of Prospect Avenue just south of the intersection with Haines Boulevard.  Northbound Prospect Avenue traffic will be merged into a single lane through a short construction work zone.  Haines Boulevard and southbound Prospect Avenue will remain open and unaffected.  […]

John Street Lane Closure

In order to repair pavement failures, Otto Baum will be closing the westbound lane of John Street between Mattis Avenue and Crescent Drive.  Two-way traffic will be maintained on the eastbound lane. Repair work will begin on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. This project is weather dependent. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.  […]

Neil Street Road Closure

Neil Street Road Closure (Main St. to Chester St.) As part of the City of Champaign’s 2018 Pavement Patching Project, construction will begin on Monday, May 7, requiring the closure of Neil Street between Main Street and Chester Street. Neil Street will be CLOSED to through traffic during construction. The purpose of this project is […]

Forestry Staff Observe Arbor Day 2018

Forestry Staff Observe Arbor Day 2018 On Friday, April 27, Public Works Forestry Staff observed Arbor Day by planting trees along University Avenue, in front of Central High School. Students from Central assisted in the planting of the three trees (an ‘Espresso’ Kentucky Coffeetree, an American Beech, and an American Yellowwood). The City of Champaign […]

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts this Weekend 4/27-4/28, 2018

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts April 27 & 28, 2018 The Champaign-Urbana community is hosting the 10th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon. This event is bringing increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area. The City of Champaign encourages drivers to be alert and patient in your travels and to be aware of where driving impacts […]