Community Advisory – Significant Traffic Impacts
(Due to Campus Move-in and Ongoing Construction Activities)
The City of Champaign would like to advise the community of additional traffic impacts over the next week and a half. A record number of public and private construction projects currently underway both on and off campus are affecting traffic. Travelers should use caution in construction areas, be prepared for delays and watch for signs indicating detour routes.
Additional traffic impacts will result as students begin returning to public and private schools, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois.
- Unit 4 School District classes begin Thursday, August 15.
- Parkland College classes begin Monday, August 19.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign residence halls open Sunday, August 18, with official move in activities beginning Tuesday, August 20, and classes starting Monday, August 26.
Anyone accessing the area north of I-74 is reminded that Prospect Avenue over I-74 remains one lane in each direction (through November).Market Street is currently closed until August 20, after which it will return to a one lane street, at Bellefontaine (with temporary traffic signal) through September. Residents and visitors are advised to use Mattis Avenue or Neil Street when approaching the North Prospect shopping area from the south; or Olympian Drive or I-57 when approaching from the north.
The City appreciates the cooperation of our residents, visitors, and businesses as our community welcomes back students for a new academic year.
A map of current City construction projects can be viewed at champaignil.gov/maps.