On July 6, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) informed the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) partner agencies that the recent State of Illinois budget approval provided appropriations for work to resume on “state-let” projects. MCORE is a “state-let” project because the federal TIGER grant funding is directed to IDOT, who then becomes the contracting agency on behalf of the MCORE partner agencies.
Dave Clark, Champaign’s City Engineer, states, “We are pleased that a resolution has been reached in the legislature. Our contractor is eager to resume work on this important project for our communities.”
Below is a current schedule for construction activities:
• Friday, July 7, Duce Construction is mobilizing equipment and resources back to Green Street. Green Street between Wright St. and Goodwin Ave. remains closed.
• Saturday, July 8, Duce Construction will reestablish work zone traffic control and close Green Street to all traffic between Locust St. and the Canadian National Railroad viaduct. Green Street will also be closed to all traffic between First St. and Second St.
• Monday, July 10, Duce Construction will resume construction activities in full capacity on Project 1 (Green Street, Urbana) and Project 2 (Green Street, Champaign).
All businesses remain open during the construction. The City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Duce Construction collectively express their appreciation for the cooperation and patience of property owners, residents, and visitors of the Campustown area during this important project. Additional updates will be provided when available. For additional information visit www.mcoreproject.com