Road Work

Road Work

Urbana intersection's new 'bike boxes' gives cyclists a bit more direction

URBANA — For bicyclists, turning left at a busy intersection can be a bit dodgy — literally.

Cyclists using a right-hand bike lane have to merge across one or two lanes of traffic in order to enter a left-turn lane while hoping they're seen by cars in the intersection.

Coming soon to downtown Champaign: More stoplights

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CHAMPAIGN — More than three years after a woman was injured by a bus while crossing at a downtown intersection, the city plans to add stoplights there.

Road work to close two I-74 ramps overnight Thursday in C-U

CHAMPAIGN — Two Interstate 74 ramps in Champaign and Urbana will be closed late Thursday into Friday for road work.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that overnight work will be done on the westbound offramp at Neil Street and the eastbound offramp at Cunningham Avenue.

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.

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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.