Road Work

Road Work

Section of Sixth Street to be closed Friday

CHAMPAIGN — To facilitate the delivery of a window wall system at 519 E. Green St., in Champaign, Broeren Russo Construction will close Sixth Street between Green and John streets on Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Urbana council to decide on seeking state money for Windsor Road

URBANA — While actual repairs may still be a long way off, the state will come through with money to help redesign crumbling Windsor Road.

Parts of I-74 to be closed in C-U for night work

PARIS — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that portions of Interstate 74, between I-57 west of Champaign and U.S. 45 in Urbana, will be closed at various locations the rest of the month for removal and replacement of sign trusses.

Weather permitting, lane closures will happen between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning.

With students gone, Campustown worth exploring

CHAMPAIGN — There's something strange about the streets of Campustown this week.

They're quiet. They're fairly empty. You can drive the speed limit without playing dodge-the-pedestrian.

With University of Illinois classes out until Dec. 2, most students left Friday for a week of holiday celebrating.

Hearing set on plans for Dewey-Fisher Road

URBANA — A public hearing on a proposed $7 million highway improvement project to the Dewey-Fisher Road has been scheduled for Nov. 20.

The informational meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Champaign County Highway Department building, 1605 E. Main St., U.

Nighttime construction brings noise complaint in Urbana

URBANA — Main Street resident David Kraft is going to have trouble sleeping this week as construction crews repave several streets in downtown Urbana.

Kraft's complaint is that the city seems to be violating its own noise ordinance, but no one seems interested in enforcing it.

Race Street will reopen for a week

URBANA — North Race Street over the Boneyard Creek will open to through traffic temporarily next week before it is shut down again the following week, but a city engineer says all the road work in downtown Urbana should clear up by the end of the month.

Road resurfacing set to begin in Danville

DANVILLE — The resurfacing of Vermilion Street from Fairchild to the downtown will begin on Monday, but the street will remain open to traffic throughout the project, according to city officials.

74/57 interchange renovation will require special funding

URBANA — It's probably going to take a new state capital program, a new federal highway program or some other special circumstance to pay for an estimated $70 million Interstate 74/57 interchange improvement project in west Champaign, a state transportation official said Wednesday.

That was not the message that Champaign County Board Chairman Alan Kurtz wanted to hear.

State to hold hearing in Urbana on highway plan

URBANA — The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold an open house on the proposed IDOT District 5 multiyear program and the statewide Illinois Bicycle Transportation Plan from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Champaign County Highway Building, 1605 E. Main St, U.