CHAMPAIGN — Sometimes it seems like Champaign-Urbana officials have more miles of roads than dollars to fix them.
That's a bit of an exaggeration — there are millions of dollars and hundreds of miles of roads. But local streets have been deteriorating, officials say, and there is never enough money to do all the projects they need to do.
CHAMPAIGN — For 12 hours on Thursday, workers poured, smoothed and worked the concrete that will become a 4,100-foot segment of a street that officials hope will spur the continued development of the University of Illinois Research Park.
SAVOY — Starting Tuesday, asphalt work will disrupt traffic on three village streets.
Hartwell Drive, Hartwell Court and Graham Street from Dunlap Avenue to Wesley Avenue will be affected by the construction.
The existing asphalt pavement will be milled, and an asphalt overlay will be placed on the streets.
URBANA — The city reports that the first section of Philo Road south of Windsor Road is now open.
Businesses at The Pines development including Busey Bank, Milo's Restaurant and Monicals Pizza can now be reached from Philo Road.
CHAMPAIGN — A water main repair is going to mean the closure of a portion of Windsor Road this week.
Beginning Tuesday, Illinois American Water and Duce Construction will close Windsor Road between Rising Road and Mullikin Drive in Champaign.
Weather permitting, the road should reopen by Tuesday, September 11.
URBANA — Starting Tuesday, Springfield Avenue from Wright Street to Mathews Avenue in Urbana will be closed to traffic for more than a month because of two construction projects.
A contractor working for the University of Illinois will be installing a new chilled-water distribution pipe and making improvements to the crosswalk on Springfield Avenue in that two-block area.
The Illinois Department of Transportation said it will suspend all non-emergency road work at 3 p.m. Friday, and open traffic lanes where possible through Monday.
But many construction zones with lane closures will remain in effect, according to IDOT.
Following are projects where lane closures will remain in place over the Labor Day weekend:
CHAMPAIGN — Just in time for the first Fighting Illini home football game of the season, St. Mary's Road is open and ready for traffic.
The road had been closed since early July from Fourth Street to Lincoln Avenue while the University of Illinois rebuilt the two-lane road.
ST. JOSEPH — For the next approximately three months, traffic on Interstate 74 from St. Joseph to Illinois 49 will be reduced to one lane during the day while cable guardrail is installed.