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.
The pavement on Windsor from Neil to First streets will be patched. The project is expected to last eight weeks.
TUSCOLA — Work on a 12-mile stretch of Interstate 57 in Douglas County is set to begin Thursday.
“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.
Dennis Schmidt, 68, has been the director since 2004 and previously worked for the city as an assistant city engineer and for the Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District.
Road construction in Champaign, loss of Cardinals games for DISH Network subscribers, history of round barns, whether the Illinois women’s basketball team might return to Huff, potential airline for Willard Airport, pedestrian improvements outside of Memorial Stadium, more on Champaign’s now-silent weather radio station, interstate highway rest areas, Tuscola outlet mall and a not quite complete walking trail at Carle at the Fields.
In orders entered in two cases Thursday, Judge Tom Difanis gave Champaign-based The Atkins Group and the state of Illinois a 'preliminary just compensation' figure for two parcels of land that IDOT wants from Atkins for the rebuilding of the old cloverleaf exit.
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.'
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