City of Champaign News

University Avenue Lane Closure

In order to replace curb and gutter at 401 East University Avenue, DUCE Construction will close one eastbound lane of University Avenue between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.  The closure will begin on Wednesday, April 26 and will reopen on Friday, April 28, 2017.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Local Police Focusing this Week on Distracted Drivers

In an effort to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving, local law enforcement agencies including the Champaign and University of Illinois Police departments will participate in Illinois’ Distracted Driving Awareness Week from April 24 to April 28. From using a cell phone, to eating, attending to children in the back seat, […]


Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements (Lane Closures on Mattis Avenue and Glenn Park Drive)

Several lane closures are planned this week as part of Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project. The lane closures include the following: The current northbound lane closure on Mattis Avenue will be extended until 12 noon, Thursday, April 27. At that time, the closed northbound lane on Mattis Avenue will be […]



NSD Launches Cleanup in Planning Area One

On Saturday, April 15, Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Code Compliance and Coordination Staff organized and implemented a gateway cleanup project along Bloomington Road. Twelve neighborhood residents joined the implementation of the neighborhood cleanup initiative. During the project, 26 bags of litter were collected, along with discarded household items including a television, baby bassinet, crow bar, […]


2017-2018 Fire and Police Promotional Testing Process Gets Underway

In collaboration with the Fire and Police departments, Human Resources is diligently working to coordinate, communicate and assist with the facilitation of the Promotional Testing processes.  Below is a glimpse of each process. FIRE LIEUTENANT and ENGINEER PROMOTIONAL PROCESSES The Fire Lieutenant Promotional Testing Process recently concluded the Assessment Center (AC) phase of the process […]


COMMUNITY ADVISORY: Traffic Impacts this Weekend – April 21-23

The Champaign community has a number of special events planned this weekend for citizens near and far, including the 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, the 9th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon, and a local March for Science celebration.  Each of these events will bring increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area, as well as […]



MCORE Project Update: First Street One-Way Southbound at Green Street

MCORE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: FIRST STREET ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND AT GREEN   CHAMPAIGN – On Monday, April 24, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will begin work on the west half of the intersection of First Street at Green Street. First Street traffic will be limited to one-way southbound between Healey Street and Daniel Street.  Businesses are open […]


Neil Street Lane Closure (between Clark Street and White Street)

In order to pour new curb and gutter at 217 South Neil Street, Wells and Wells Construction and Mayfield Construction will close one southbound lane of Neil Street between Clark Street and White Street. The closure will begin on Monday, April 24 and will reopen on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Southbound traffic will be reduced […]