Road Work

Road Work

Hope dims for Wilber Heights work this year

URBANA — For another summer construction season, it appears there won't be any street or drainage improvements this year in the scruffy Wilber Heights neighborhood north of Champaign.

Officials offer no new updates on Windsor Road construction

URBANA — In the last week of March, Urbana public works officials met with Stark Excavating to discuss the caused of the delay in construction on Windsor Road.

Six weeks later, there is no update, Public Works Director Bill Gray told the Urbana City Council in a terse statement Monday.

Area update: Sadorus sells water system

SADORUS — The village board voted unanimously to sell Sadorus' water system to Illinois American Water for $240,000.

The Illinois Commerce Commission must approve the deal before the closing can take place, according to village attorney Marc Miller. That process could take as long as nine months, he estimated.

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Area update: I-57 section to be one lane for next few months

Drive Interstate 57 much?

You might want to pick a different route — for the next seven months.

Starting Wednesday, the interstate that skirts Champaign on the west will be reduced to one lane in both directions for road work at the bridge over Springfield Avenue, a job that is expected to last until the week before Thanksgiving.

Windsor: A bumpy road

URBANA — Jerome Savage has watched Windsor Road grow up, which is why he finds its current state so aggravating.

The retired University of Illinois professor used to run down Windsor when it was just a gravel road about three feet wide. He remembers hearing that the road would be paved and having to find a new place to run.

Area update: St. Joe Legion proposing memorial for veterans

ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph American Legion is proposing a veterans memorial, to be placed at the sports complex on the east side of the village.

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Rough roads in Champaign: Part II

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