Category: Public Works Department News

City of Champaign Announces Additional Service Alterations

Today, the City of Champaign announced additional service changes to promote social distancing and to proactively support the prevention and management of COVID-19. Changes are temporary, and an announcement will be made once the City is able to return to normal business. The Neighborhood Programs Division (Neighborhood Services Department) is suspending all new applications for […]


Church Street Lane Closure (between Prairie Street and Elm Street)

In order to connect water services at 402 and 408 W. Church Street, Mayfield Construction will close one westbound lane of Church Street between Prairie Street and Elm Street.  The closure will begin on Monday, March 23, and reopen by Monday, March 30, 2020. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure – EXTENDED (between Oak Street and Neil Street)

In order to repair a storm sewer and pavement, A&R Services has closed one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Oak Street and Neil Street. The closure began on Monday, March 16; however, due to weather complications, the lane will now reopen by 7 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020. Westbound traffic will be reduced […]


West Washington Street Drainage Project (Various Lane Closures)

As part of Phase III West Washington Street Drainage Improvements, the following streets will experience intermittent daytime, single-lane closures for manhole lining: • University Avenue from Russell Street to McKinley Avenue • Park Avenue from Russell Street to James Street • Church Street from Russell Street to James Street • Russell Street from Church Street […]


Sixth Street Road Closure (between Green Street and John Street)

In order to facilitate crane removal at 708 S. Sixth Street, Core Spaces and J H Findorff will be closing Sixth Street between Green Street and John Street. The following closure has been scheduled: Monday, March 23, through Friday, March 27, 2020 During the closure, Sixth Street will be closed to through traffic between Green […]


City of Champaign Temporarily Limits Public Access to City Facilities

City of Champaign Temporarily Limits Public Access to City Facilities We Are Still Open for Business and Happy to Assist You!   Effective immediately, the City of Champaign is temporarily limiting public access to the Champaign Police Department, Champaign Fire Stations, the City Building, and the Public Works Department. This decision is made in the […]


Eastbound Washington Street Closure (between Market Street and First Street)

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance activities, Hoerr Construction Inc., will close the eastbound lane of Washington Street between Market Street and First Street. As a result of this closure, eastbound traffic on Washington Street will be detoured north onto Market Street. Southbound traffic on Market Street that plans to turn left onto […]


West Washington Street Drainage Project (Various Lane Closures)

As part of Phase III West Washington Street Drainage Improvements, the following streets will experience intermittent daytime single-lane closures for rain garden work: • Northwest and Southwest quadrants of Park Avenue and James Street • Northwest, Northeast, and Southwest quadrants of James Street and University Avenue • Elmwood Drive from Flora Drive to University Avenue […]


MCORE Project 4 – Temporary Intersection Closure (Wright Street and Green Street)

On Monday, March 16, 2020, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will begin construction on Wright Street from Green Street north to Springfield Avenue. During the week of March 16 to March 22, 2020, the intersection of Wright Street and Green Street will be closed to all traffic to facilitate the installation of water main. […]


Park Avenue Lane Closure (between Russell Street and James Street)

As part of Phase III West Washington Street Drainage Improvements, Park Avenue from Russell Street to James Street will experience daytime single-lane closures for roadway work. A minimum of one lane of thru traffic will be open at all times. Work begins on Friday, March 13, and will be completed on Friday, March 20, 2020.