Champaign council to vote on first step for 2019 construction projects

Champaign council to vote on first step for 2019 construction projects

CHAMPAIGN — The city council is set to vote Tuesday on taking the first steps on construction projects scheduled for next year, including replacing bricks in a downtown plaza, filling in gaps in a sidewalk in the city's northwest, repairing a bridge in the city's south and fixing two railroad crossings.

Members will vote Tuesday on approving an $85,000 engineering services contract with Farnsworth Group Inc. of Champaign to cover the design, bidding and construction services for the four projects.

Plans call for spot repairs of the bricks in the plaza at the northeast corner of Neil and Main streets in downtown; completing the sidewalk on Hagan Street near Bloomington Road, which currently has gaps; fixing two railroad crossings on State Street between Maple and Tremont streets; and repairing a bridge on Devonshire Drive just west of Fox Drive, near Mattis Park.

The railroad crossing work may not start in 2018; a timeline for the bridge work has not been set.

The city council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the City Building.

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