Road Work

Road Work

Race Street to reopen south of bridge

URBANA — The new Race Street bridge over the Boneyard Creek will open to local traffic on Tuesday as city crews continue to rehab the creek and its surrounding roadways.

The project has already been delayed twice, but local traffic to the Silvercreek Restaurant from the south will be able to cross the bridge as workers move on to the next phase of the street reconstruction.

Work planned on University, Springfield avenues

CHAMPAIGN — Workers will be rehabbing two major routes through Champaign and Urbana this week.

Starting Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Transportation will do crack routing and sealing work on University Avenue between Wright and Race streets in Urbana and on Springfield Avenue between Prospect and Mattis avenues in Champaign, according to a press release.

Work planned on I-74 near Urbana

PARIS — Traffic on about a mile of Interstate 74 at Urbana will be reduced to one lane in each direction from September to November, the Illinois Department of Transportation reports.

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin Sept. 3 on installation of cable guardrail on I-74 from U.S. 45 to High Cross Road in Champaign County.

Construction to start on North Vermilion project in Danville

DANVILLE — Duce Construction on Monday will launch a $509,000 project on North Vermilion Street to build an entrance for the new Meijer store and relocate an entrance for Lowe's home improvement store.

New segment of Fourth Street to open

CHAMPAIGN — Just in time for the University of Illinois' move-in day, a new segment of Fourth Street between St. Mary's and Windsor roads will open to traffic at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Officials expect the $5 million project to be a new gateway to campus from the south and a key to extending development of Research Park to the east.

Traffic to be reduced on Beslin Street in Urbana

URBANA — Traffic will be reduced on a portion of Beslin Street in Urbana for about a week starting Thursday.

Beslin Street will be reduced to a single lane of traffic between Romine Street and Goodwin Avenue beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday for pavement reconstruction.

Fourth Street extension to open Thursday

A major road on the south side of Champaign will have a new intersection starting Thursday morning.

Crews have been working for more than a year on extending Fourth Street south from St. Mary's Road all the way down to Windsor Road.  The work is now mostly complete, and the street will be opened to traffic for the first time Thursday morning around 10 a.m.

Church Street to close again for hotel work

CHAMPAIGN — In order to complete a large concrete pour at the Hyatt Place hotel, 217 N. Neil St., C, English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting.

Work to start Monday on Lake of the Woods Road bridge over I-74

MAHOMET —The Illinois Department of Transportation confirmed this week that construction will start Monday on the bridge that carries Lake of the Woods Road over Interstate 74 east of Mahomet.

During construction, traffic will be detoured via U.S. 150, Prairieview Road and Tin Cup Road.

Work to close Mattis between Windsor, Curtis

CHAMPAIGN — Mattis Avenue will be closed between Windsor Road and Curtis Road on Monday and Tuesday.

The road will close to allow construction of a storm sewer culvert replacement.

The work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Monday. Weather permitting, the road would reopen at 4 p.m. Tuesday.