Road Work

Road Work

Update on Windsor, other municipal construction projects

Windsor Road is a little bit like whack-a-mole this week — one end in Champaign is about to open up, and another in Urbana is about to close.

Officials: Rest area should again reopen in six weeks

OAKWOOD — It should be another six weeks before the often-closed Salt Kettle Rest Area on Interstate 74 east of Oakwood reopens, a state official said.

No major improvement for Danville street till 2016

DANVILLE — Danville city officials told residents who live along the deteriorating Poland Road that major improvements are coming but not until 2016.

That timeline brought groans from the more than 50 people, mostly residents, who gathered at the Rock Church on Poland Road Thursday night to get answers from local officials about the poor condition of their road.

Work to make pedestrian access to Stratton safer

CHAMPAIGN — Work is scheduled to begin today on a street and sidewalk project that aims to make getting to school safer for Stratton Elementary students.

Olympian construction to begin Monday

URBANA — Construction of the controversial Olympian Drive project, north of Urbana, is expected to begin Monday.

Feutz Contractors Inc. of Paris was awarded the construction contract by the Illinois Department of Transportation with a bid of $7,092,062. Three other bids, ranging from $7.19 million to $7.42 million, were received for the project, according to IDOT.

57-74 interchange work extended

Illinois Department of Transportation officials said the work on the ramps of the Interstate 74-Interstate 57 interchange has been extended.

Some area interstate ramps could become safer with new treatment

Within the next week or so, the ramps on the Interstate 57-74 interchange will have a new feel to them after a new material is applied to the ramps as part of an effort to make them safer.

Illinois Department of Transportation crews finished patching work on the ramps on the interchange early last month.

Piatt County road will be resurfaced

MONTICELLO — The Piatt County road that buckled near Monticello last week should get a new surface in two years.

There were already plans to resurface Piatt County Highway 4, which was closed for four hours on June 26 when it expanded along a seam in the late afternoon heat. It raised the road about a foot in that spot, and forced the road closure from about 3 to 7 p.m.

I-57/74 interchange work to resume next week

Editor's note: Here's our ongoing list of road work in the area.

Closures of ramps at the interchange of Interstates 57 and 74 will resume on July 7.

Updated: Monticello Road reopens

Both lanes of the Monticello Road were reopened east of Monticello after the road had buckled in the heat.
The road had been closed Thursday about 1.25 miles east of Monticello.
Monticello Township Highway Commissioner Charlie Montgomery said township and City of Monticello crews worked to remove a 24-foot section of the concrete road and