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Road Work

Road work to close Main Street in Atwood for next three nights

ATWOOD — Motorists won't be able to drive on Main Street in Atwood for the next three nights.

The village issued a statement Tuesday notifying residents that the recent heat affected the concrete used in the Main Street construction project.

After consulting with the construction company, it was determined that further work will be needed during overnight hours.

Entertainment listings, June 14-21, 2018


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Windsor lanes closed after 'pavement failures'

CHAMPAIGN — The city of Champaign Tuesday closed two westbound lanes of Windsor Road between First and Neil streets because of "pavement failures."

"It is 25 years old and was scheduled for rehab within the next two years," said Kris Koester, spokesman for the public works department.

Traffic alert: Summer projects on I-74, I-57, U.S. 45

As spring turns into summer, construction crews are already busy making upgrades to area highways.

The News-Gazette spoke with Ken Crawford, a project implementation engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, about some of the projects travelers could run into this summer.

Just Askin' | MCORE Phase 2

Q: Will this summer's MCORE construction be done before students arrive in the fall?

A: The construction won't, but most roads are scheduled to reopen the weekend before students arrive.

Work on large section of Cunningham Avenue to begin Monday

URBANA — Next week, the Illinois Department of Transportation will begin a five-month stretch of work on U.S. Route 45/Cunningham Avenue in the northern part of the city.

The work, stretching from University Avenue north to Napleton Way, is slated to start May 15 and end in October. One lane will be open in each direction during that period.

MCORE work expanding to two areas of Campustown on Monday

CHAMPAIGN — The city announced Thursday that the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement project is set to expand to two new locations next week.

Work on Green Street between Third and Fourth streets and Wright Street between Springfield Avenue and White Street is set to begin Monday.

Lane of Illinois 130 to close near Villa Grove for bridge work

VILLA GROVE — Illinois 130 south of Villa Grove will be restricted to one lane for about a month while a bridge is repaired.

The Illinois Department of Transportation said starting Monday and continuing through June 8, repairs will take place on the bridge that carries the road over the Embarras River, 2 miles south of Villa Grove.

Entertainment listings, May 10-17, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend


What: Live music by Tony and Craig, Country Heart Band, raffles, 50/50 drawing, car show, American Legion Riders 568 bike display, kids activities, laser tag by Alpha Dog Entertainment, fun for all ages. Fundraising event for the Post.

When: Noon to 7 p.m. May 12.

Where: VFW Gung Ho Post 6750, 675 N. Ohio Ave., Rantoul.

IDOT awards $225,520 for amenities on Kickapoo Rail Trail

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday that it awarded $225,520 in grant money for amenities on the Kickapoo Rail Trail.

The grant was one of 218 applications throughout the state for IDOT's Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program. The state awarded a total of $35.7 million in grants to 53 projects in 2018.