Road Work

Parts of Sixth, John streets to be closed

CHAMPAIGN — Parts of two streets on the University of Illinois campus will be closed over the next several days.

A portion of Sixth Street will be closed beginning Monday due to electric installation work and the removal of a tower crane.

Sixth Street will be closed between Green and John streets from March 24 to March 30 for electric installation work.


Sign work to reduce Neil Street traffic Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — Traffic will be reduced on Neil Street in Champaign for most of the day Thursday to allow for the installation of a sign.

One southbound lane of Neil will be closed between Hill and Church streets from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting, while American Dowell Sign Co. installs a sign at 301 N. Neil St.


Work to close block of Second Street in Campustown

CHAMPAIGN — A block of Second Street in the campus area will be closed to through traffic for about a week starting Tuesday.

In order to install a sanitary sewer service connection at 112 E. Chalmers St., Mayfield Construction will close Second Street between Daniel and Chalmers streets.


Section of Kirby to close for two weeks for bridge repair

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Township Highway Department plans to close part of Kirby Avenue in west Champaign for almost two weeks.

Starting Monday, weather permitting, Kirby Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Holstrom Street and Cobblefield Road, near the Interstate 57 overpass.


Open house on Green Street improvements set for Wednesday

The public has a chance on Wednesday night to learn more about planned improvements to Green Street in Champaign.

An open house will be held at the Champaign Public Library from 4 to 6 p.m.

Green Street has already seen improvements from Wright to Fourth, and City Planner TJ Blakeman said officials are now looking at similar changes from Fourth to Neil.



Top of the Morning, March 10, 2014

For 12 years, it darkened downtown Champaign's doorway.

Literally.

Coming to town from the north? Happy detours.

Walking around downtown at night? Not the best idea you've ever had.

The pedestrian mall — two blocks of Neil Street, part of it covered with a roof, between Church/Main and Chester Street on the north side of the City Building — lasted from 1974 to 1986.


Lake of the Woods bridge work to affect I-74

MAHOMET — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the bridge carrying Lake of the Woods Road over Interstate 74 will have new steel bridge beams erected beginning Tuesday night.


Windsor Road reopens in Urbana

URBANA — The assistant Urbana city engineer announced Friday afternoon that all lanes of Windsor Road between Race Street and Philo Road are now open to traffic.

Work crews will be patching potholes continually on this section of Windsor Road to keep the road open until the pavement can be permanently reconstructed starting this summer.


Latest pothole list from our readers

Since the freeze-thaw began in January, we've asked News-Gazette readers to list potholes they've encountered. And city officials have online ways for citizens to report them as well.


Updated: $3 million in federal money for Windsor Road

URBANA — Mayor Laurel Prussing says state officials have promised to pass down $3 million in federal money to start fixing Windsor Road this summer.


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