Road Work

Road Work

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."

First steps in resurfacing project OK'd in Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — The process has started to give a makeover to Lott Boulevard, from Eighth Street to at least 12th Street.

Urbana to replace brick street with concrete pavement

URBANA — A portion of Broadway Avenue near Crystal Lake Park will no longer be a brick street.

The Urbana City Council voted 7-0 on Monday to approve a plan to replace the brick pavement on Broadway Avenue between Stebbins Drive and Oakland Avenue with concrete pavement.

Mild winter putting less of a dent into salt supplies, road surfaces

Your SUV may be smiling on the inside this winter.

A mild winter so far — cross your fingers — has saved vehicles from some of the caustic effects of road salt. It has also meant road crews have been able to get to potholes before they pockmark an entire stretch of road.