Road Work

Road Work

IDOT awards $225,520 for amenities on Kickapoo Rail Trail

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday that it awarded $225,520 in grant money for amenities on the Kickapoo Rail Trail.

The grant was one of 218 applications throughout the state for IDOT's Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program. The state awarded a total of $35.7 million in grants to 53 projects in 2018.

Part of Champaign County road to close May 14 for bridge work

PESOTUM — The Champaign County Highway Department is set to close a section of County Road 200 N near Illinois 130 beginning May 14 for bridge work.

The road, also known as St. Mary's Road, will be closed so that the bridge over the east branch of the Embarras River may be replaced.

Long-overdue work on Sidell-Fairmount road starts Monday

FAIRMOUNT — A longtime wish of residents in southern Vermilion County is coming true as improvements to Sidell-Fairmount road get started Monday.

Champaign council to vote on $1 million of downtown road work

Hear from Mayor Diane Marlin Wednesday at 7:40 on WDWS.

CHAMPAIGN — Smoother rides could be down the road.

Construction begins Monday on Danville's first roundabout

DANVILLE — Build it, and they'll come around.

That's what Danville city officials anticipate from residents still not in favor of roundabout intersections.

Champaign council approves $1 million contract for road work

CHAMPAIGN — The city council on Tuesday unanimously approved a $1,048,968.50 contract for its 2018 Concrete Street Improvements project.

The deal is with Kinney Contractors Inc., of Raymond, and the project will see the replacement of about 1.34 lane miles of pavement, according to a city staff report. Work will be done at three areas:

IDOT begins work on two sections of I-74 near St. Joseph, Ogden

OGDEN — The Illinois Department of Transportation began work Monday on two sections of Interstate 74 east of Champaign-Urbana.

The first is a segment from High Cross Road in Urbana to 2 miles east of the St. Joseph interchange (Exit 192), with lane closures beginning on or about April 16, weather permitting.

Wind blows tree over on Lincoln

URBANA — Urbana public works and arbor department employees are cleaning up the remains of a mature tree that fell across Lincoln Avenue on the University of Illinois campus this afternoon.

The wind apparently blew over the tree, which appeared to be rotting, said Urbana police Sgt. Kary Keleher. It was reported to Urbana police about 4:10 p.m.

Report: Crumbling streets cost Illinois drivers $16.4 billion a year

CHAMPAIGN — More than a third of Illinois' major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, and that's racking up billions of dollars in extra costs every year for drivers, according to a new report.