Road Work

Road Work

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.)

Rantoul OKs 5-cent fuel tax

RANTOUL — Motorists fueling their vehicles in Rantoul will soon pay 5 cents more per gallon.

The village board, without comment, passed a local 5-cent motor fuel tax to fund street repairs. Collection of the MFT is expected to begin this fall, and the village will use the winter months to determine the average amount it raises before budgeting for street repairs next spring.

Traffic headaches: Duncan Road work starts Monday

During roadwork season, MIRANDA HOLLOWAY looks ahead and lets you know what traffic headaches you may encounter in the next week. 

A new long-term construction project in Champaign is set to begin Monday.

Duncan Road will close from the I-74 overpass to Meridian Drive for work that is scheduled to end Oct. 2.

Traffic headaches: Detours for Kirby and downtown Champaign

During roadwork season, MIRANDA HOLLOWAY looks ahead and lets you know what traffic headaches you may encounter in the next week. 

CHAMPAIGN — Things are about to get messy on Kirby Avenue in southwest Champaign.

Traffic headaches: Stay alert in work zones

During roadwork season, MIRANDA HOLLOWAY looks ahead and lets you know what traffic headaches you may encounter in the next week. 

$180,000 approved for Paxton street repairs

PAXTON — The city council voted to spend up to $180,000 of motor fuel tax money for street repairs.

Co-op offers plan on Thomasboro truck traffic

THOMASBORO — Representatives from Premier Cooperative, the operator of the grain elevator in Thomasboro and other communities, attended the village board meeting to discuss options for decreasing truck traffic through the village.

Rantoul asked to consider motor fuel tax

RANTOUL — Village Administrator Jeff Fiegenschuh has asked trustees to consider implementing a 5-cent local motor fuel tax.

Rantoul's village board is expected to study the proposal for a month and decide in August.

Traffic headaches: U.S. 150 slows down between Mahomet and Champaign

During road work season, MIRANDA HOLLOWAY will look ahead and let you know what traffic headaches you may encounter in the next week.

Traffic headaches: Holiday complications

During road work season, MIRANDA HOLLOWAY will look ahead and let you know what traffic headaches you may encounter in the next week. 

Street closures around parades and firework shows might complicate some holiday weekend travel, but do not lose hope for Fourth of July trips.