Road Work

Road Work

County may seek staff-time repayment on Olympian Drive

URBANA — Champaign County may seek reimbursement for the staff time it puts into the Olympian Drive construction project, members of the county board's highway committee were told Friday.

Road work on campus gets state funds

CHAMPAIGN — Two local contractors and two campus road segments will benefit from $748,000 in state capital money, the state announced Thursday.

Gov. Pat Quinn's office announced that the money is slated for pavement work on Sixth Street between Armory Avenue and Gregory Drive and on Stadium Drive at South Neil Street.

Olympian Drive rail overpass closer to state OK

SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois Commerce Commission official has given preliminary approval to a plan to use approximately $8 million in Grade Crossing Protection Fund money to build a bridge over the Illinois Central Railroad tracks, advancing the controversial Olympian Drive project.

I-57/74 interchange: Hearing postponed

Editor's note: From the Illinois Department of Transportation:

Overnight lane closures expected through January on I-74

CHAMPAIGN — Overnight closures on Interstate 74 through Champaign and Urbana are expected to continue until the end of this month.

Workers are replacing sign trusses at nine locations from just west of the Prospect Avenue exit to U.S. 45. Lane closures for the $523,585 project will be restricted to between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Bumps in the road

CHAMPAIGN — Car damaged by a pothole? Don't count on the city to pay for repairs.

As winter takes its yearly toll on city roads and residents' rides get bumpier, drivers would be well-advised to keep a lookout for holes in the road. If you bust a tire or knock your wheels out of alignment, there's about a 5 percent chance the city is going to take responsibility for it.

Potholes listed by News-Gazette readers

Here are potholes listed in January by News-Gazette readers.

Got one to add? Click here to submit it online.

After freeze-thaw comes pothole season

CHAMPAIGN — Winter wreaks havoc on city streets, and last week's weather was pretty extreme.

That could mean some serious potholes popping up and making for bumpy rides throughout Champaign-Urbana. It will eventually become the source of quite a bit of work for local public works departments and the state of Illinois.

Replacement of sign trusses on I-74 resuming

CHAMPAIGN — The removal and replacement of sign trusses on Interstate 74 between I-57 in Champaign and Cunningham Avenue in Urbana is set to resume Sunday, having been delayed due to the recent bad weather.

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.