CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The City of Champaign announced that the city’s Public Works Department will invest more than $7 million in street maintenance projects during the upcoming construction season.
The city said that the funds will be used for rebuilding or repairing numerous streets across Champaign. The work includes concrete street patching, asphalt repaving, and complete concrete street reconstruction.
Officials said these road improvement projects are being funded through various revenue sources, including the city’s Capital Improvement Fund, Local Motor Fuel Tax, State Motor Fuel Tax, Hotel/Motel Tax, and the State of Illinois’ Local REBUILD Illinois bond funds.
Champaign Public Works has a list of 25 projects to be completed by the end of the year:
- Country Fair Drive from Bradley Avenue to Church Street
- Broadmoor Drive from Mattis Avenue to Mayfair Road
- Devonshire Drive from Mattis Avenue to Sandpiper Lane
- Vine Street from Prospect Avenue to McKinley Avenue
- Bradley Avenue from the East City Limit to Carver Drive
- Queens Way
- Duncan Road from Windsor Road to Kirby Avenue
- Windsor Road from Fields South Drive to Staley Road
- Market Street from Bradley Avenue to Kenyon Road
- Second Street from University Avenue to Park Street
- Third Street from Springfield Avenue to University Avenue
- Fourth Street from Springfield Avenue to University Avenue
- Fifth Street from Springfield Avenue to Washington Street
- Sixth Street from Church Street to Park Street
- Stoughton Street from Fifth Street to Wright Street
- Church Street from First Street to Wright Street
- Hill Street from Second Street to Third Street
- Beardsley Avenue from Neil Street to Randolph Street
- North Oak Street from Bradley Avenue to 1,500 feet north of Bradley Avenue
- Copper Ridge Road from Mullikin Drive to Copper Road
- Mullikin Drive from Copper Ridge Road to Windsor Road
- August Drive from Theodore Drive to Robert Drive
- Hallbeck Drive (WB Lane) from Wynstone to 2512 Hallbeck
- Healey Street from Second Street to Third Street
- Healey Street from Sixth Street to Wright Street
Contractors will attempt to minimize the inconvenience to residents and drivers in work areas as much as possible during construction. The city said all drivers are encouraged to pay close attention to construction signs, message boards, and traffic control devices that will be in place throughout the duration of each project.
Residents can receive construction news alerts and updates by signing up on the city’s website. More detailed information about the location and scope of work for each upcoming roadwork project can be found on the city’s interactive construction map.