Road Work

Road Work

Champaign council gives initial OK for developers for corridor, plaza

CHAMPAIGN — The city council gave unanimous initial approval Tuesday to work with two developers to improve the North Neil Street corridor and create a civic plaza at the parking lot at Neil and Washington Streets.

Chicago-based Ross Barney Architects was selected for the civic plaza and Champaign's Ratio Architects was picked to tackle the corridor.

First stage of MCORE work set to begin Monday

The long-awaited revamping of two sections of Green Street through Campustown begins Monday, with work starting on the stretch from First to Locust streets in Champaign.

The ambitious $44 million project known as MCORE — Multimodal Corridor Enhancement — will eventually transform Green, White, and Wright streets and Armory Avenue over the next four years.

Residents like what they see at MCORE open house

CHAMPAIGN — Residents got a sneak peek Wednesday at how $44 million in renovations will affect them during and after construction of the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement project, much of which is scheduled to be completed by late fall 2018.

MCORE project work set to begin in early March

CHAMPAIGN — The city announced Monday that work on the $44 million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement project will start — weather permitting — in early March, seven months after it was originally planned to begin.

The fix is in for bridge; just not now

CHAMPAIGN — The tight squeeze that is the Kirby Avenue bridge over Interstate 57 is being prepared for a major makeover that could mirror the overpass just down the road.

Its earliest possible completion date: way down the road.

Work can't come too soon for some Champaign streets


CHAMPAIGN — White Street, one of the worst-rated roads in Champaign, is supposed to be getting a much-needed face-lift sometime in 2017 as part of a multimillion-dollar project.

Potholes costly for both city, motorists


CHAMPAIGN — Despite a drop in requests to fix them, potholes remain costly to the city.

In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the city's public works department responded to 329 pothole service requests from residents — a slight decrease from 397 in the previous fiscal year.

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 23, 2016

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