URBANA — Construction of the controversial Olympian Drive project, north of Urbana, is expected to begin Monday.
Feutz Contractors Inc. of Paris was awarded the construction contract by the Illinois Department of Transportation with a bid of $7,092,062. Three other bids, ranging from $7.19 million to $7.42 million, were received for the project, according to IDOT.
Illinois Department of Transportation officials said the work on the ramps of the Interstate 74-Interstate 57 interchange has been extended.
Within the next week or so, the ramps on the Interstate 57-74 interchange will have a new feel to them after a new material is applied to the ramps as part of an effort to make them safer.
Illinois Department of Transportation crews finished patching work on the ramps on the interchange early last month.
MONTICELLO — The Piatt County road that buckled near Monticello last week should get a new surface in two years.
There were already plans to resurface Piatt County Highway 4, which was closed for four hours on June 26 when it expanded along a seam in the late afternoon heat. It raised the road about a foot in that spot, and forced the road closure from about 3 to 7 p.m.
DANVILLE — Drivers in Danville and Tilton will have to contend with various closings of about 18 streets next week as the CSX Railroad makes improvements to portions of its rail lines from crossing on Catlin Road south of Tilton to the crossing on Section Street in the center of Danville.
IVESDALE — Village trustees on Monday approved a bid of $40,343.03 from Urbana-based Illiana Construction for street repairs will be funded through motor fuel tax revenue.
Chain Street in downtown will be resurfaced and other surfaces will be oiled and chipped. The work is expected to be completed by the end of August.
MAHOMET — Crews will start working on Mahomet's Main Street today, providing a smoother roadway for drivers.
There are nearly 7,000 units of local government in Illinois but apparently not one of them can do anything to repair the shoddy streets in the Dobbins Downs and Western Hills subdivisions northwest of Champaign.