Category: Public Works Department News

Adopt A Drain Friday 10/14/22

Adopt A Drain Friday! The nationally ranked Illinois football team takes on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, October 15 at 11:00 am. Before you head to the Homecoming game, take a few minutes to adopt a storm drain in your neighborhood. Tommy, located at the corner of Stadium Drive and First Street is one […]


Adopt A Drain Friday

Last week, Champaign-Urbana celebrated PrideFest with friends and neighbors in the LGBTQ+ community, and now invites you to show pride in your neighborhood by Adopting a Drain.  This week’s drain is named Skylar and is located at 1008 Foothill Drive in Lincolnshire Subdivision.  Skylar loved participating in all the events PrideFest offered, including the nature […]


2022 Concrete Street Improvements Project (Western Avenue from Kirby Avenue to Chevy Chase Drive)

As part of the City’s 2022 Concrete Street Improvements Project, the pavement on Western Avenue from Kirby Avenue to Chevy Chase Drive is being reconstructed. In conjunction with the City’s work, Illinois American Water Company will be replacing water main along this portion of Western Avenue. A and R Services will be the contractor for […]


John Street and Third Street Road Closures – Phase 2 UPDATE

In order to install and utilize a crane for roofing operations at 302 E. John Street, Broeren Russo will conduct the following closures: Monday, October 10, 2022 The intersection of John Street and Third Street will be closed. John Street will be closed to through traffic between Second Street and Fourth Street.  To facilitate local […]


Kirby Avenue Lane Closure (from Crescent Drive to Rosewood Drive)

In order to perform routine storm sewer maintenance activities, National Power Rodding Corp. will have the center lane of West Kirby Avenue closed to traffic between Crescent Drive to just east of Rosewood Drive. Traffic traveling east will merge into the far south lane while traffic traveling west will merge into the far north lane […]


America Recycles Day at Boneyard Creek – October 29, 2022

Please join in on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10 a.m. to Noon to pick up litter for America Recycles Day @ Boneyard Creek. This event will be hosted by City staff and members of Keep Champaign Beautiful. A free pizza lunch will be provided immediately following the clean-up. For planning purposes, it is requested […]


City Staff Prepares for Pridefest!

A huge thank you to everyone who met at Public Works to build the City’s float for the 2022 Pride Parade! On Saturday, October 1, the City will participate in the Parade and at an informational table during the Pride Fest Fair. If you are interested in walking in the Parade, please arrive at 10:15 […]


Post-Storm Cleanup Update

On the evening of September 18 overnight into September 19, 2022, Champaign received approximately 3-inches of rain in a very short amount of time. This caused a lot of leaves and debris to accumulate on city streets. Immediately following the storm, Public Works’ crews got to work on cleanup. The sewer crew worked extensively on […]