Road Work

Road Work

Bradley overpass replacement to start in 2019

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign City Council has approved replacing the Bradley Avenue bridge across Interstate 57 to make it safer for travelers, especially pedestrians and cyclists.

Champaign council to vote on IDOT plan to replace Bradley Avenue bridge

CHAMPAIGN — After 56 years, the Bradley Avenue bridge over Interstate 57 could be coming down.

The Champaign City Council will vote Tuesday on an Illinois Department of Transportation project to completely replace the bridge, renovate its approaches and improve the surrounding area.

Champaign council to vote on deal with school district for Central work

CHAMPAIGN — Coming in 2018 to the neighborhood surrounding Champaign Central High School: orange cones and "road closed" signs.

Fields South Drive to be opened to Curtis on Monday

CHAMPAIGN — An extension of Fields South Drive from the southern end of the Stephens Family YMCA to Curtis Road in southwest Champaign will officially open to traffic Monday, according to the Champaign Public Works Department.

When the extension opens, the road, which bisects the Carle at the Fields subdivision, will run between Windsor and Curtis roads, just west of Interstate 57.

Fluctuating temperatures have potholes sprouting up like weeds

URBANA — With temperatures fluctuating, potholes are appearing, and cities are trying to keep up.

"Up until this recent warmup, we didn't really have much of a problem," said John Collins, operations manager for the Urbana Public Works Department. "Everything stayed cold and frozen."

Police cracking down on parking in center turn lanes in Campustown

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign and University of Illinois police say they intend to crack down on drivers who think it's OK to use a center turn lane as temporary parking.

In a joint release from the two agencies Friday, police said the problem has become more apparent on Green Street in Campustown, where the MCORE project has widened sidewalks and reduced lanes of traffic.

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This weekend


UI students return to chilly temps, slippery roads

URBANA — As the first day of classes goes, today's forecast at the University of Illinois wasn't the most hospitable on record: 3 degrees at 9 a.m., with a -14 windchill.

Not to mention the slippery drive back to campus for students Monday after a lengthy winter break and a 3-inch snowfall.

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This weekend


UPDATE: Wind-chill warning in effect through noon Tuesday

UPDATE, 8:45 a.m. Monday:

A wind chill warning remains in effect until noon Tuesday for east central Illinois.

Expect wind chills to range from 15 below to 30 below zero through Tuesday morning.

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UPDATE, 11 a.m. Sunday: