Road Work

Road Work

Some area interstate ramps could become safer with new treatment

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.

Piatt County road will be resurfaced

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.

I-57/74 interchange work to resume next week

Editor's note: Here's our ongoing list of road work in the area.

Closures of ramps at the interchange of Interstates 57 and 74 will resume on July 7.

Updated: Monticello Road reopens

Both lanes of the Monticello Road were reopened east of Monticello after the road had buckled in the heat.
The road had been closed Thursday about 1.25 miles east of Monticello.
Monticello Township Highway Commissioner Charlie Montgomery said township and City of Monticello crews worked to remove a 24-foot section of the concrete road and

Rail crossing work to mean detours in Danville

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 OKs street repair bid

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.

Work starts on Main, Lincoln in Mahomet

MAHOMET — Crews will start working on Mahomet's Main Street today, providing a smoother roadway for drivers.

Tom Kacich: Dobbins, Western Hills streets on the road to ruin

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.

Urbana council closer to issuing bonds for Windsor Road work

URBANA — Urbana City Council members say they are ready to issue up to $2.8 million in bonds to pay for part of the Windsor Road reconstruction over the next year.

Business owners hoping Fairchild bridge brings customers

DANVILLE — It's tough starting a business, but just try it in the middle of a construction zone.

That's what Sandra Meeker, owner of Fuzzy's bar at 853 E. Main St., has struggled to do midway through two years of construction on the $23 million Fairchild overpass, which opens today after a dedication ceremony at noon at the intersection of Bowman Avenue and Fairchild Street.