Road Work

Road Work

Champaign council OKs annexing land to extend road to Carle at the Fields

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to lengthen a road that will feed into the future Carle at the Fields development.

Urbana phone-line outage caused by road work 'not an easy fix'

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

URBANA — A city contractor accidentally drilled through several AT&T telephone cables Friday afternoon, knocking out service for days for residents and offices, as well as the school district, library and several city government departments.

MCORE construction zones back in gear

CHAMPAIGN — After pausing for six days because of the former state budget impasse, work on the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project resumed Friday on Green Street.

The city announced that Duce Construction was bringing equipment and resources back to Green between Wright Street and Goodwin Avenue, which will remain closed.

Road blocked: Missed deadline for budget freezes funding, stalls work

If it seems quiet through Campustown, thank the Illinois General Assembly.

Or blame them, as you wish.

Because of the Legislature's inability to pass a state budget by Friday's deadline, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement project — MCORE — is grinding to a halt. Without a budget, the Illinois Department of Transportation has no ability to pay contractors starting today.

Portion of Windsor Road to be closed

CHAMPAIGN - A portion of Windsor Road in Champaign will be closed on Wednesday.

Cross Construction Company will close Windsor between Duncan Road and Mattis Avenue for milling operations.

Windsor Road is expected to be open to traffic once this operation is complete.

The work is expected to take one day to complete.


1 section of Green Street to reopen, 2 others to close for MCORE work

CHAMPAIGN — As one part of Green Street reopens to traffic, another two will close, part of the long-spanning Multimodal Corridor Enhancement project.

Opening this weekend: the portion of Green between Locust and First streets.

Set to close Monday for MCORE work: the sections of Green between Chestnut and Locust streets and First and Second streets.

It's a trouble spot on I-74

FITHIAN — Since November, Kevin Green knows of seven semitrailer-truck accidents on Interstate 74 not far from his home in rural Fithian.

"If you're sitting in our living room, you can hear them bouncing as they go under the overpass," said Green, a farmer and Vermilion County Board member. "Twice, I heard them go off the road and crash."

Champaign council approves Neil-corridor redevelopment deal

CHAMPAIGN — Travelers heading to downtown Champaign on Neil Street from Interstate 74 will get a change of scenery after the city council voted this week to give final approval for redeveloping that corridor.

The unanimous vote puts the city into a $100,000 agreement with Champaign-based Ratio Architects, which will serve as the project's developer.

Work planned for Illinois 133 east of Arthur

ARCOLA — Illinois 133 in Douglas County, about 4 miles east of Arcola, will be reduced to one lane for the next two months while box culverts are replaced.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said the work is set to begin June 15 and is expected to run through the end of August.

Road worriers: Work underway on major area arteries

Summer's here — and so is highway construction season. For five local projects on interstates 74 and 57, contractors will be paid more than $32 million for their work.