Road Work

Road Work

Champaign council to vote on first step for 2019 construction projects

CHAMPAIGN — The city council is set to vote Tuesday on taking the first steps on construction projects scheduled for next year, including replacing bricks in a downtown plaza, filling in gaps in a sidewalk in the city's northwest, repairing a bridge in the city's south and fixing two railroad crossings.

Resurfacing work begins on several downtown Champaign streets

CHAMPAIGN — It's single-lane traffic and delays for drivers in the center of downtown Champaign these days — and it's going to remain that way for about another week.

The city launched some resurfacing improvements Friday as part of a broader project aimed at improving safety downtown.

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What: Carnival operating daily until Aug. 11. Daily music entertainment, pig races and a petting zoo are free attractions. Daily livestock shows, food, exhibits and evening grandstand entertainment: barnyard tractor pull, Aug. 9; rodeo, Aug. 10; demolition derby, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

When: Aug. 9-11.

Champaign council makes honorary streets for fallen employees permanent

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Police Department badge carries two stars, each dating back more than 50 years.

They represent the only departmental officers killed on duty — Thomas Dodsworth in 1916 and Robert L. Tatman in 1967.

If those stars last the test of time, retired Officer Mark Medlyn said, then honorary street designations should do the same.

Delays may spill into school year, but Central makeover finally 'real'

To Anna LeGrande, the sight of construction work outside her daughter's high school has been a treat — even if it comes with traffic delays throughout August.

"I really wanted Central to stay Central, and I'm happy that they're finally getting going," she said. "It's real."

Champaign council to vote on making street honors permanent for fallen

CHAMPAIGN — A city council member is proposing a slight change in the rules for naming honorary streets, prompted by last year's 50th anniversary of the death of police Officer Robert Tatman.

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Part of Goodwin to close for two days for patching work

URBANA — A portion of Goodwin Avenue in Urbana will be closed for the better part of two days to allow work crews to complete a full-depth concrete patching project.

Goodwin will be closed to through traffic from Springfield Avenue to Main Street from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 9 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting.

Stretch of Green Street in Urbana reopens after MCORE work

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URBANA — A stretch of Green Street near campus is reopening to two-way traffic Monday afternoon, a month ahead of schedule, after the latest phase of the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project.