MAHOMET — For years, giving directions to Uncle Buck's Bar and Grill has been simple: It's just north of the bridge on Lake of the Woods Road.
But now that location is a liability, as Uncle Buck's and other businesses in the shadow of that bridge have, in effect, become part of a construction site, blocked off by barricades as crews work to replace the structure.
CHAMPAIGN — A portion of Sangamon Drive in Champaign will be closed during the day for four weeks to accommodate construction traffic at the Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 Sangamon Drive.
Sangamon Drive will be closed from Kenwood Road to the Sholem Pool parking lot beginning at 7 a.m. Monday. The street will be closed each day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DANVILLE — Contractors will begin resurfacing some streets in the city next month.
Each year, the city of Danville earmarks some money for micro-surfacing, which involves applying a thin asphalt-cement mix that takes 3 hours to cure.
Weather permitting, the first micro-surfacing will begin Oct. 3 and continue for at least four days, which may include morning or afternoon work
URBANA — A street improvement project in downtown Urbana became a modern-day archaeology site as construction crews uncovered a portion of the city's interurban railroad system.
PARIS — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that the bridge carrying Lake of the Woods Road in Mahomet over Interstate 74 is scheduled to be removed on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Westbound I-74 will be closed to traffic on Tuesday while eastbound I-74 will be closed to traffic on Wednesday to allow for the safe removal of the bridge.
CHAMPAIGN — Gov. Pat Quinn announced on Thursday that the state was providing money for two upcoming construction projects in Champaign County.
The first project involves improving the intersection of Goodwin Avenue and Green Street in Urbana, including pavement patching, curb and gutter and sidewalk repair, traffic signal modernization, storm sewers and street lighting.
DANVILLE — Contractors will continue Monday with improvements to North Vermilion Street that will require the closing of Seminary Street at its intersection with Vermilion.
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.
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.
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.