Category: Public Works Department News

Public Works Crews Prepared for Winter

Public Works Crews Prepared for Winter This week the Public Works Department conducted its annual Snow & Ice Training for staff who are part of the snow and ice crews. Training covered policies, status of materials, and safety practices for cold weather, avoiding fatigue, and maintaining equipment. Crews then had hands-on training with using the […]


2021 Sewer Lining Project – Temporary Lane Closures

Hoerr Construction, Inc. has begun work on the 2021 Sewer Lining Project.  Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition.  This work will require temporary, one lane closures.  Traffic in the affected areas will be merged into single lanes through short work zones.  Minor traffic delays may occur.  This work is weather dependent and […]


2021 Sewer Lining Project

Hoerr Construction, Inc. has begun work on the 2021 Sewer Lining Project.  Sewer lining rehabilitates existing sewers to a like-new condition.  This work will require temporary, one lane closures. Traffic in the affected areas will be merged into single lanes through short work zones.  Minor traffic delays may occur.  This work is weather dependent and […]


Adopt A Drain Friday

Adopt A Drain Friday October 1, 2021 Storm sewers in Champaign lead to rivers and streams like the Boneyard Creek, Embarras River, Saline Branch, Copper Slough, Phinney Branch and Kaskaskia River. These waterways are home to fish, frogs, turtles and birds, so it is important to keep the drains free of debris. You can help […]


Bradley Avenue Lane Closure (between Fifth Street and Carver Drive)

In order to complete gas main installation, Ameren Illinois will close one eastbound lane of Bradley Avenue between Fifth Street and Carver Drive.  The closure will begin on Monday, October 4, 2021, and will reopen on Friday, October 15, 2021.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


State Street Lane Closure (between White Street and Springfield Avenue)

In order to complete a pavement patch, Shaw Brothers and Illinois American Water will close one southbound lane of State Street between White Street and Springfield Avenue.  The closure will begin on Monday, October 4, 2021, and will reopen on Thursday, October 7, 2021.  Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.


Marketview Drive Lane Closure (between Center Drive and Neil Street)

In order to complete water service repair at 103 W Marketview Drive, Mid Illinois Concrete will close two lanes of Marketview Drive between Center Drive and Neil Street.  The closure will begin on Monday, October 4, 2021, and will reopen on Monday, October 11, 2021.  One eastbound and one westbound lane of traffic will be […]


Columbia Avenue and Prairie Street Intersection Closure

In order to complete water main crossings, Illinois American Water and Cross Construction will be closing the intersection of Columbia Avenue and Prairie Street.  The closure will begin on Monday, October 4, 2021, and will reopen on Friday, October 22, 2021.  Access to all properties will be maintained using the following alternate routes: – 400 […]


Mattis Avenue Road Closure (between Kenny Avenue and Curtis Road)

In order to complete a pavement repair, the Public Works Department will be closing Mattis Avenue between Kenny Avenue and Curtis Road.  The closure will take place on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, between the hours of 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.  No through traffic will be allowed on this portion of Mattis Avenue during the […]


State Street Lane Closure (between Park Avenue and University Avenue)

In order to perform storm sewer repairs, SNC Construction will be closing one southbound lane of State Street between Park Avenue and University Avenue.  The lane closure will begin on Monday, September 27, 2021, and is scheduled to be reopened by Friday, October 1, 2021.  Southbound traffic will be merged into a single lane through […]