Road Work

MTD, cities, UI seeking 'long-shot' federal funds

CHAMPAIGN — Local officials are seeking federal funds for a massive $29.7 million infrastructure improvement project on five center city corridors that connect the University of Illinois with downtown Champaign and downtown Urbana.


Pesotum board approves street-resurfacing project

PESOTUM — The Pesotum Village Board, at a special meeting Tuesday, passed a resolution for street resurfacing to be done this summer.


Race Street bridge closed another month

URBANA — A main thoroughfare in downtown Urbana will be tied up for at least another month as work on the Race Street bridge has taken longer than expected.


Concrete work to close off block of Church Street

CHAMPAIGN — Church Street between Neil and Randolph streets in downtown Champaign will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for a large concrete pour at the Hyatt Place hotel under construction at 217 N. Neil St., C.

English Brothers will close Church from 7 a.m. Tuesday till 6 p.m. Wednesday.


Open house set Tuesday for work on Race Street

URBANA — Engineering officials will host an open house at Urbana High School on Tuesday evening to provide information about the upcoming reconstruction of a portion of Race Street, slated to begin Wednesday.


Good news, drivers: Railroad-crossing work nearly done

DANVILLE — Improvements to various railroad crossings that have caused street closures and traffic congestion in Danville should be winding down this week.


Windsor Road work will close I-57 at night

CHAMPAIGN — A portion of Interstate 57 will be closed on three nights this week because of the Windsor Road bridge replacement project.

The bridge carrying Windsor Road over Interstate 57 will require night closures on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for the setting of bridge beams.


Some street work costs more, some less, in Tolono

TOLONO — There was good news and bad news this week on the cost of Tolono's summer street repairs.

Engineer Tim LaRocque of Foth Infrastructure & Environment said bids for motor fuel tax-funded street repairs had been opened on May 13.

"They came in a little higher than we expected," LaRocque said.


Work affects traffic at Gilbert, Main in Danville

DANVILLE - Work has started this week on the replacement of traffic signals at the intersection of Gilbert and Main streets in Danville.


Curtis Road to close between Rising and Staley roads

CHAMPAIGN — To complete an exploratory dig for a University of Illinois gas pipeline, UI Facilities & Services will close Curtis Road between Staley and Rising roads in southwest Champaign beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Through traffic will not be allowed, but access to local properties will be maintained.


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