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A record number of public and private construction projects are underway on and off campus as classes resume.
On Aug. 16, all traffic on Lynn between University Avenue and Church Street will be one-way headed south.
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.
CHAMPAIGN — Nighttime road construction will take place next week on the Bradley Avenue bridge over Interstate 57.The Illinois Department of Transportation said Friday that beginning Monday night, crews will place a barrier wall on the shoulder of I-57 and install a shield over the bridge beams.
Phase 4 of the transportation project has taken over a well-traveled section of campus, and it appears to have caught lots of people off guard.
Nathan Miller of contractor Stark Construction said work on the $5 million project will begin Wednesday. That's when the affected portion of Bradley will be closed.
While the assortment of statistics proving it varied, every group at Thursday's House subcommittee hearing agreed that the state's infrastructure is in bad condition and in dire need of maintenance and improvements.
CHAMPAIGN — The city of Champaign and village of Savoy are holding a public open house to explain the details of a construction project that's about to get under way to improve a well-traveled stretch of South Prospect Avenue and how the work will affect traffic and residents in the area.
It would be the centerpiece of a $38.8 million project that would also include a fourth lane between Wesley Avenue and U.S. 45, widening east of U.S. 45 to First Street, new street lighting and multi-use walking and bicycle paths.
On the way out are the two-lane, deteriorating oil/chip and asphalt pavement and open ditches along the sides; on the way in are three paved lanes, curbs, gutters, storm sewers, streetlights, on-street bike lanes and improved sidewalks.
Both Champaign and Urbana follow federal guidelines on measuring the need for stoplights, including traffic volume over different times, pedestrian traffic and school crossings. When they're approved for an intersection, the estimated cost is $250,000 to $300,000.