Category: Public Works Department News

Downtown Champaign Parking Lots – Weekend Closures to Continue through November 1

The City of Champaign will continue to promote public safety by extending the closure of the City’s downtown parking lots at Neil & Washington and Walnut & Washington at 9:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights through November 1, 2020. Weekend visitors to downtown can park in either lot before 9:00 PM and retrieve […]


Adopt a Drain Friday

Today’s featured drain, Goldie, is located in Timberline Valley Subdivision at 1704 Bonnie Blair Drive and is approximately 25 years old.  Goldie is very competitive and would love for someone to adopt her, so she can be the cleanest drain on the block.  To learn more about the Adopt A Drain program and adopt Goldie […]


Springer Drive to Become Temporary One-Way Street (between Mattis Avenue and Country Fair Drive)

As part of the City’s 2020 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the City’s Contractor, Mid Illinois Concrete, will reconstruct pavement on Springer Drive. Starting Monday, August 31, Springer Drive will become a temporary one-way street. Traffic will be one way from Mattis Avenue to Country Fair Drive. The temporary one-way will last until approximately October 9, […]


Greencroft Drive Road Closure (in front of 77 Greencroft Drive)

In order to construct new storm sewer improvements, SNC Construction will close Greencroft Drive between Kirby Avenue and Greencroft Drive in front of 77 Greencroft Drive. All residents in the Greencroft Subdivision will be able to access their residences and driveways. This construction will not adversely affect travel on Kirby Avenue. Work is scheduled to […]


Adopt A Drain Friday

Each Friday, the City is featuring drains available for adoption through our Adopt A Drain program.  Today’s drain, Kate, is located in the historic Clark Park neighborhood at 924 W. William Drive.  This 80-year old drain spends her time collecting various items including leaves and sticks.  She also enjoys fashion and basking in the sun.  […]


City of Champaign Responds to Storm Damage

The City of Champaign Public Works Department has mobilized resources to respond to Monday’s storm that left behind damaged trees, bushes, and other natural debris.  Primary damage was reported in multiple areas throughout central Champaign including fallen trees on University Avenue, McKinley Avenue, William Street, and Duncan Road.  Other reports of fallen limbs, signs blown […]


Sixth Street and John Street Intersection Closure – Extended Until August 14

In order to complete a sanitary sewer main install, Duce Construction and JH Findorff have closed the intersection of Sixth Street and John Street.  The closure began on July 6, and will reopen on Friday, August 14, 2020.  The following closures and traffic adjustments will also occur in order to maintain local access: John Street […]