Category: Public Works Department News

Campus Signals to Change to Four-Way Stops Over Break

Due to decreased vehicle and pedestrian traffic during summer break, several Campus traffic signals have been adjusted to act as a four-way stop by continuously flashing red. This change will go into effect on Monday, May 13, 2019. Normal signal operations will resume Friday, August 16, 2019. The signals are at the intersections of: • […]


Staff & Consultants Present “The MCORE Story” at APWA Conference

Assistant City Engineer Chris Sokolowski joined Jay Rank, Planner with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and consultants Clark Dietz and Hanson Professional Services to present “The MCORE Story” at the 2019 American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter Conference in Peoria on Thursday, May 2. The presentation included an overview of the MCORE projects as well […]


City Receives Two Project of the Year Awards

The City of Champaign was recognized by the American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter with two Awards for 2019 Project of the Year. The first was awarded for the Phase 2 West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project, which won in the environmental category for projects with a budget of $5M to $25M. The second project […]


City Staff Present at 2019 American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter Conference

Fred Stavins and Tom Yu of the City’s Legal Department, in conjunction with Dennis Schmidt and Dave Clark of the Public Works Department, made a presentation entitled “Ethics: Practical Ethics for the Public Works Professional” at the 2019 American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter Conference in Peoria on May 3, 2019. The presentation included an […]


Sumac Drive Road Closure (Between Clover Lane and Osage Drive)

In order to repair pavement failures, A&A Concrete will be closing Sumac Drive between Clover Lane and Osage Drive. The repair work will begin on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The closure is expected to last three days, weather permitting. Please do not park on the street near the construction site or in areas that are […]


Vine Street Road Closure (Between Prospect Avenue and Willis Street)

In order to repair pavement failures, A&A Concrete will be closing Vine Street between Prospect Avenue and Willis Street. Repair work will begin on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The closure is expected to last three days, weather permitting. Please do not park on the street near the construction site or in areas that are posted […]


Prospect Avenue Lane Closure

In order to replace a hydrant, Illinois American Water will close one northbound lane of Prospect Avenue between Hessel Boulevard and Haines Boulevard.  The closure will begin on Monday, May 6 and will reopen on Wednesday, May 8. During the closure, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.  The City appreciates […]


Public Works Shares April Service Requests

Citizens and City staff submitted 327 total requests during April 2019.  This was an increase from March’s 291 calls.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 41 (12 percent) issues. The Sewer Section responded to 30 percent of service requests.  Second […]


Bradley Avenue Storm Sewer Repair (Hagan St. to Harris Ave.)

Duce Construction will be constructing a storm sewer inlet repair on Bradley Avenue between Hagan Street and Harris Avenue. Eastbound Bradley Avenue traffic will be merged into a single lane through a short construction work zone. Westbound Bradley Avenue traffic and traffic at the intersections will not be affected by this work. Work is planned […]


West Washington Street Drainage Improvements – Phase III (Daily Lane Closures on University Avenue)

Stark Excavating will be performing daily lane closures as part of Phase III of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements Project. One lane of University Avenue at James Street will be closed during the day while crews are working. The daily lane closures are planned to begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1 and […]