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.)

 

Mowing routes changed to protect monarch butterflies

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Officials say they're changing mowing routes along interstates to help protect dwindling populations of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators.

Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn says the agency is one of the state's biggest landowners and has a responsibility to "act as steward of the environment."

Champaign council makes Kirby bridge over I-57 part of city

Hear from mayor Deb Feinen Wednesday at 4:20 on WDWS.

Monticello Road to be closed for bridge replacements

Beginning about June 1, a 4-mile segment of Monticello Road in southwest Champaign County will be closed to traffic for several months for bridge replacements.

Two bridges on the road will be replaced this summer from 2 miles west of Interstate 57 (at the Kaskaskia Ditch) to 5 miles west of I-57. There will be no marked detour, according to the Champaign County Highway Department.

1 hurt as car hits IDOT truck on I-74 in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — One person was injured when a driver hit an Illinois Department of Transportation work truck Friday morning on Interstate 74.

Second phase of MCORE work off and running

Construction questions? Ask Tom Kacich here

CHAMPAIGN — While construction in front of the Illini Union is on hold until after commencement, it continues down the road on Green Street between First to Locust streets.

Urbana council OKs spending plan for Lincoln Avenue work

URBANA — The city council gave its initial approval Monday to be reimbursed $200,000 as part of a local Illinois Department of Transportation resurfacing project that will use $1.4 million in state motor fuel taxes.

Green Street in a bit of a fix

Questions? Ask Tom Kacich here and he'll respond on Friday

If navigating Green Street through campus drives you batty already, you might want to avoid it altogether for the next few weeks.

Champaign council gives initial OK for developers for corridor, plaza

CHAMPAIGN — The city council gave unanimous initial approval Tuesday to work with two developers to improve the North Neil Street corridor and create a civic plaza at the parking lot at Neil and Washington Streets.

Chicago-based Ross Barney Architects was selected for the civic plaza and Champaign's Ratio Architects was picked to tackle the corridor.