URBANA — West Park Street between North Wright and North Romine streets in Urbana will be closed to through traffic Jan. 6-7 for a project at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, weather permitting.
To put it bluntly, 'there is none,' said Stacey DeLorenzo, transportation coordinator for the University of Illinois Facilities and Services. 'Welcome to the world for the next two years.'
'I told them they couldn't demo Kam's this week,' said Stacey DeLorenzo, transportation coordinator for UI Facilities and Services. 'They can do whatever they want after Friday.'
Now that the Bradley Avenue bridge is open, what's next?
We said bye-bye to Burnham Mansion, the late Great Impasta and those funky eclipse glasses, and welcome to the 44th president, the Pride Parade and a Pesotum farm-playing Luke Bryan. As the clock winds down on the 2010s — and the countdown continues to a new Costco in Champaign, a casino in Danville and A/C at last throughout Central High School
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The agency released more details on the plan Wednesday, saying the project was prompted both by safety concerns at intersections and overall pavement conditions.
State Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, said it has taken years of meetings and urging on the part of Champaign officials, residents and area lawmakers to get the project to this point.
And the proposal for the section between Bloomington Road and Springfield Avenue has been met with concerns about traffic, speeders and encroachment on yards.
According state police, starting at 10 p.m., the lanes will be closed between mile markers 197 and 192 for about five hours as repairs are completed.
The governor said the six-year capital plan could create 540,000 jobs while investing in roads, bridges, railways, universities, early-childhood centers, a state crime lab and veterans homes, among others.
'This summer is one of the busiest summers we've had not only for campus but for the campus district,' said Stacey DeLorenzo, the UI's transportation demand management coordinator.
During his presentation on the city's capital improvement plan, Planning and Development Director Bruce Knight said he's concerned about the impact delaying infrastructure investment would have on the city's streets.
For the past couple weeks, contractors have been installing the new signs, which have a special sheeting made by 3M that makes them visible using only headlights, along highways that run through Champaign-Urbana.
At a meeting Monday, IDOT encouraged drivers to use alternate routes during construction, which will narrow the bridge from two lanes each way to one lane each way. And instead of two turn lanes onto I-74, there will only be one.
The city of Champaign is seeking letters of interest from engineering firms to design improvements for St. Mary's Road between Neil and Fourth streets, with work set to start in 2021.