Road Work

Road Work

City seeks $2 million from state for bridge

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign officials hope a renovated bridge carrying Bradley Avenue over Interstate 57 will help link neighborhoods west of the interstate to the rest of the city.

The current span is designed only for vehicles; the renovations will add 5-foot-wide sidewalks and 6-foot-wide bike lanes on each side.

IDOT planning upgrade for I-57/I-74 interchange

SPRINGFIELD — The Interstate 57/74 interchange northwest of Champaign is included in the Illinois Department of Transportation's new multiyear construction program, meaning it is planned for sometime between 2017 and 2023.

Tom's #Mailbag, May 20, 2016

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There's something for everyone in this week's mailbag, particularly if you drive Leverett Road. After 2 1/2 years in business, the mailbag answers its first two Leverett Road questions in one week.

#MailbagSneak: Latest on Windsor Road

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Hope dims for Wilber Heights work this year

URBANA — For another summer construction season, it appears there won't be any street or drainage improvements this year in the scruffy Wilber Heights neighborhood north of Champaign.

Officials offer no new updates on Windsor Road construction

URBANA — In the last week of March, Urbana public works officials met with Stark Excavating to discuss the caused of the delay in construction on Windsor Road.

Six weeks later, there is no update, Public Works Director Bill Gray told the Urbana City Council in a terse statement Monday.

Area update: Sadorus sells water system

SADORUS — The village board voted unanimously to sell Sadorus' water system to Illinois American Water for $240,000.

The Illinois Commerce Commission must approve the deal before the closing can take place, according to village attorney Marc Miller. That process could take as long as nine months, he estimated.

Tom's #Mailbag, April 8, 2016

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Rough roads in Champaign: Part III

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Area update: I-57 section to be one lane for next few months

Drive Interstate 57 much?

You might want to pick a different route — for the next seven months.

Starting Wednesday, the interstate that skirts Champaign on the west will be reduced to one lane in both directions for road work at the bridge over Springfield Avenue, a job that is expected to last until the week before Thanksgiving.