With Monday's ramp closure, any more in store for the interchange?
All of the nearly $1.17 million Mahomet is receiving in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding is going to one major road project — the extension of South Mahomet Road.
The closure will allow contractors to build a temporary ramp for the ongoing construction project on the interchange, expected to cost a total of $216.8 million.
Why the no-parking signs near my Urbana apartment? I thought those were legal parking spaces.
No traffic will be allowed through the closure during the work, which is expected to last five days.
CHAMPAIGN — The 400 block of Healey Street, between Elm and Prairie streets, near downtown Champaign will be closed for a week starting today so that a sanitary sewer can be repaired.
CHAMPAIGN — A section of Bradley Avenue about halfway between Market and Fourth streets in Champaign will be closed next week for repairs to a railroad crossing.
Seventeen crashes involving Illinois state troopers or their vehicles have occurred in 2021 as a result of violations to the state’s traffic law known as “Scott’s Law.”
The track will encompass an estimated 420 to 450 acres — 238 acres of which would be provided by the village.
Local transportation planners are studying a 1.1-mile segment of Florida Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Vine Street, and they’re asking the public to take part in an online survey to learn more about how people travel on this segment of road and what they like and don’t like about it.
“I've been tired of paying the same price for gasoline in Savoy that everybody else pays in Champaign-Urbana and yet we were never able to recoup any of that,” Trustee Dee Shonkwiler said.
For the local highway department, the latest distribution of funds will go toward replacing a bridge deck between Thomasboro and Flatville, and upgrading the Sidney Slab from Illinois 130 on the west and the village on the east.
“There will be sidewalks on both sides of Mattis over I-74 and I-57 when work is complete,” said Ken Crawford, project implementation engineer with IDOT District 5.
The Bloomington Road bridge over I-57 and the Mattis Avenue bridges over I-74 and I-57 are being rebuilt and lengthened to make room for longer ramps onto what will be a new interchange.
The Sidney Slab from Illinois 130 on the west and the village on the east will be getting a new asphalt overlay, rumble strips, wider shoulders and reshaped ditches.
This is the third installment so far to local counties, municipalities and townships, and a total of $1.5 billion will eventually be spent.
TILTON — A bridge over Interstate 74 in Tilton is set to be replaced this year, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.
URBANA — Improvements to the highway commonly referred to as the Philo-Tolono Slab in south-central Champaign County are coming within the next couple of years.
Urbana’s city council will vote Monday on changing the name of Plantation Point after six of the 13 homeowners on the street petitioned the city to do so.
At its meeting Tuesday, the city council approved expanding the eligibility list for Champaign's COVID Small Business Grant program.
Champaign's city council will vote tonight on contracts to demolish 18 properties in Garden Hills, one of the first steps of several toward addressing the Champaign neighborhood’s longstanding flooding issues.