CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Township Highway Department plans to close part of Kirby Avenue in west Champaign for almost two weeks.
Starting Monday, weather permitting, Kirby Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Holstrom Street and Cobblefield Road, near the Interstate 57 overpass.
The public has a chance on Wednesday night to learn more about planned improvements to Green Street in Champaign.
An open house will be held at the Champaign Public Library from 4 to 6 p.m.
Green Street has already seen improvements from Wright to Fourth, and City Planner TJ Blakeman said officials are now looking at similar changes from Fourth to Neil.
For 12 years, it darkened downtown Champaign's doorway.
Coming to town from the north? Happy detours.
Walking around downtown at night? Not the best idea you've ever had.
The pedestrian mall — two blocks of Neil Street, part of it covered with a roof, between Church/Main and Chester Street on the north side of the City Building — lasted from 1974 to 1986.
MAHOMET — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the bridge carrying Lake of the Woods Road over Interstate 74 will have new steel bridge beams erected beginning Tuesday night.
URBANA — The assistant Urbana city engineer announced Friday afternoon that all lanes of Windsor Road between Race Street and Philo Road are now open to traffic.
Work crews will be patching potholes continually on this section of Windsor Road to keep the road open until the pavement can be permanently reconstructed starting this summer.
Since the freeze-thaw began in January, we've asked News-Gazette readers to list potholes they've encountered. And city officials have online ways for citizens to report them as well.
URBANA — Mayor Laurel Prussing says state officials have promised to pass down $3 million in federal money to start fixing Windsor Road this summer.
URBANA — Some Democrats on the Champaign County Board are feuding over whether county board chair Alan Kurtz's campaign to rebuild the Interstate 57/Interstate 74 interchange is hurting Gov. Pat Quinn and his Transportation Department.
Here are potholes listed by News-Gazette readers.
URBANA — Champaign County may seek reimbursement for the staff time it puts into the Olympian Drive construction project, members of the county board's highway committee were told Friday.