Road Work

Road Work

Weather prompts Danville Mass Transit to cancel Champaign routes

DANVILLE — Developing weather conditions Friday prompted Danville Mass Transit officials to cancel routes between Danville and Champaign.

Director Lisa Beith announced that with visibility and icing issues anticipated after dark Friday, the agency was canceling its evening Route 10 trips between Danville and Champaign.

County crews doing all they can to de-ice rural roads

If you skid down a slick side street on your way to work this morning, don't blame road-maintenance crews.

Tracy Wingler, maintenance supervisor for the Champaign County Highway Department, sympathizes with motorists but says crews have been working daily to clean up roads since more than 3 inches of snow fell throughout the area on Christmas Eve.

Campustown businesses hope end of MCORE work provides street relief

CHAMPAIGN — Green Street reopened Friday in Campustown after months of construction between Neil and Third streets, and business owners said they're glad to see it done.

"I'm just waiting for the thing to open up," Renita Pinto said Tuesday. She's the owner of Mirsung, an Indian grocery store in the University Centre strip mall.

Just Askin': Airport Road ribbon-cutting

Why is Urbana hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for construction on Airport Road?

Because the work is done after years of planning.

"It's a major project," said Diane Marlin, Urbana's mayor. "Construction began not too long ago, but we've talked about it for years."

Green Street being reopened ahead of MCORE's winter hiatus

URBANA — After months of detours and "road closed" signs along Green Street, things are starting to ease up through Campustown.

Two-way traffic was restored this week on Green Street between Goodwin and Lincoln avenues, though construction crews continue to work in the area as part of the $46.9 million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement, or MCORE, project.

Illinois American Water plans hydrant flushing, pipe work

URBANA — Next week, Illinois American Water will undertake its annual maintenance program, including testing and flushing fire hydrants, and complete upgrades to Champaign County's water-distribution system

Decades-long project to connect Lincoln Avenue and Olympian Drive is done

Hear from the mayors of Champaign and Urbana Tuesday at 4:20 on WDWS.

Local officials said it took a lot of hard work, meetings and discussions, but about two decades later, the plan of having Olympian Drive and Lincoln Avenue connect north of Urbana is a reality.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio: Oct. 22, 2017

Last week's big space breakthrough — visual proof of two neutron stars merging — shed new light on the history of the universe, astronomers said excitedly. Which got us thinking: What game-changing innovations could be on the horizon in the next 20 years for fighting cancer, detecting hurricanes and other fields?

Emergency closure on Race Street in Urbana

North Race Street in Urbana will be closed to traffic between West Main Street and West Water Street through 8 p.m. Friday,  while the Illinois American Water Company makes emergency repairs to a water main.  No through traffic will be allowed.

Access will be restricted to North Race Street properties from West Main Street. 

 

Entertainment listings, Oct. 19-26, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

BALDWIN ASYLUM HAUNTED HOUSE

What: Back for its fifth year as Central Illinois' premiere haunted attraction with 10,000 square feet of terror, customers will find terror at every turn; "Lights Out" events, Oct. 19 and 30. Recommended for ages 13 and up.