Road Work

Road Work

Repairs set for Route 54

SPRINGFIELD — Work on Illinois 54 between Farmer City and Bellflower is scheduled to begin May 26, weather permitting, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

This project includes 7 miles of cold milling, patching, resurfacing and pavement striping, as well as the replacement of drainage structures at the intersection of Illinois 54 and Township Road 556.

Detour ahead

If you're among the hundreds of drivers who travel U.S. Route 150 between Urbana and St. Joseph daily, enjoy your last weekend without detour signs. With road work shutting down that stretch set to start Monday, here are a few things travelers should know:

Vermilion residents fed up with state's patchwork job

SIDELL — Residents in southwestern Vermilion County have grown weary of the patching along the nearly 10-mile stretch of state highway between Sidell and Fairmount.

Sidell Mayor Don O'Kuley has compared the state's patching job to speed bumps. Fairmount Trustee Diana Cooper said the road is dangerous.

Windsor Road work to start

Work starts bright and early Friday on a good chunk of Windsor Road, so you might want to get an early start.

Construction zone: Prospect Avenue

Get ready for some confusing traffic on Prospect Avenue near the Champaign Country Club that will ultimately benefit downtown infrastructure.

County road near Sadorus to close for repair work

SADORUS — The Champaign County Highway Department will close a portion of County Road 600 North, also known as County Highway 17, from an area between county roads 800 and 900 East to the Sadorus village limits due to a broken drainage tile under the road surface. The closure will start at 8 a.m. Friday and continue until the tile and road are repaired.

Urbana council considers funds for Green Street work

URBANA — The city council is getting ready to spend $920,000 toward the cost of improving the portion of Green Street that runs from the Champaign city line to downtown Urbana.

Ford board approves bids for road work

PAXTON — Township roads in Ford County will receive nearly $1.5 million in maintenance work this year.

Funds insufficient for Wilber Heights road work

URBANA — A combination of transportation funds and money from the state's community development assistance program could provide much of the $850,000 needed to rebuild a badly deteriorated major street in the Wilber Heights subdivision outside Champaign, county board members learned Thursday.

Former Rep. Black has bridge named in his honor

A Vermilion County bridge that former Illinois state representative Bill Black spearheaded efforts to rebuild has been named for him.

The Illinois House recognized on Tuesday Bill Black's efforts with the designation of Stony Creek Bridge as  "Stony Creek Bridge Honoring State Rep. William B. Black."