Road Work

Road Work

Entertainment listings, Jan. 18-25, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS BENEFIT

UI students return to chilly temps, slippery roads

URBANA — As the first day of classes goes, today's forecast at the University of Illinois wasn't the most hospitable on record: 3 degrees at 9 a.m., with a -14 windchill.

Not to mention the slippery drive back to campus for students Monday after a lengthy winter break and a 3-inch snowfall.

Street closures listing

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to breaking@news-gazette.com):

Entertainment listings, Jan. 4-11, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

UPDATE: Wind-chill warning in effect through noon Tuesday

UPDATE, 8:45 a.m. Monday:

A wind chill warning remains in effect until noon Tuesday for east central Illinois.

Expect wind chills to range from 15 below to 30 below zero through Tuesday morning.

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UPDATE, 11 a.m. Sunday:

Weather prompts Danville Mass Transit to cancel Champaign routes

DANVILLE — Developing weather conditions Friday prompted Danville Mass Transit officials to cancel routes between Danville and Champaign.

Director Lisa Beith announced that with visibility and icing issues anticipated after dark Friday, the agency was canceling its evening Route 10 trips between Danville and Champaign.

County crews doing all they can to de-ice rural roads

If you skid down a slick side street on your way to work this morning, don't blame road-maintenance crews.

Tracy Wingler, maintenance supervisor for the Champaign County Highway Department, sympathizes with motorists but says crews have been working daily to clean up roads since more than 3 inches of snow fell throughout the area on Christmas Eve.

Campustown businesses hope end of MCORE work provides street relief

CHAMPAIGN — Green Street reopened Friday in Campustown after months of construction between Neil and Third streets, and business owners said they're glad to see it done.

"I'm just waiting for the thing to open up," Renita Pinto said Tuesday. She's the owner of Mirsung, an Indian grocery store in the University Centre strip mall.

Just Askin': Airport Road ribbon-cutting

Why is Urbana hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for construction on Airport Road?

Because the work is done after years of planning.

"It's a major project," said Diane Marlin, Urbana's mayor. "Construction began not too long ago, but we've talked about it for years."

Green Street being reopened ahead of MCORE's winter hiatus

URBANA — After months of detours and "road closed" signs along Green Street, things are starting to ease up through Campustown.

Two-way traffic was restored this week on Green Street between Goodwin and Lincoln avenues, though construction crews continue to work in the area as part of the $46.9 million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement, or MCORE, project.