Duce Construction will host a pre-construction Open House on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Open House will be held at 24 E. Green Street, Suite 19 in Champaign. This address is located just east of the railroad tracks. Attendees can enter from the west side of the building and follow signs to the upper level. Construction plans will be on hand for viewing.
The transformative $44 Million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project will start improving mobility in the core of our community when work begins this spring. Project partners (the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), in coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), awarded construction contracts for Projects 1, 2, and 3 to Duce Construction Company (Champaign, IL) in December. Construction on Green, White, and Wright Streets is tentatively scheduled to proceed in early March, 2017, weather permitting.
The scale of this infrastructure improvement project on key corridors will have significant vehicular and pedestrian traffic impacts including detours and street and sidewalk closures during construction. About one week before construction begins, message boards will be placed in highly visible locations to help alert and notify the public. As MCORE work gets underway, motorists and bicyclists are encouraged to slow down, exercise caution, and obey all traffic control signs and devices when traveling through the general construction area. MTD bus routes will be rerouted as necessary and bus stops may be temporarily relocated. As work is scheduled, up-to-date information will be available at www.cumtd.com.
The MCORE Project will improve access for all modes of transportation in critical campus and neighboring areas including Green Street, Armory Avenue, White Street, and Wright Street. The $44 Million MCORE Project is funded in part by a $15.7 Million Federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
New streetscape improvements, a transit boarding island on Green Street, reconfigured Illini Union vehicle entrance and parking, all-way pedestrian crossings, and protected bicycle lanes are several features that will enhance critical linkages from both downtowns to Campustown in the core of our community.
Projects 1, 2, and 3 are expected to be completed by the end of 2018. See a map of the project areas below or at www.mcoreproject.com. The final project designs include careful consideration of feedback received from stakeholder meetings and community outreach, web form submissions, and surveys from the MCORE Project Open House in May 2015.
All Campustown businesses will continue to be open and reachable throughout the entire project. Stay informed on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MCORECU), Twitter (@MCOREproject), and email subscription (www.mcoreproject.com).
MCORE partners would like to thank you for your cooperation and patience as this important project gets underway.
Contact Information: Kris Koester, Public Information Officer, City of Champaign Public Works Department, 217.403.4700
MCORE Public Open House Scheduled for September 17th 11AM-2PM & 4PM-6PM In the Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Champaign IL. The MCORE design team will hold the second Public Open House on September 17, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. and from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center (601 South Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL). At the meeting an overview of the TIGER Grant and MCORE Project will be provided at the welcome station. Five sub-stations will be set up to provide more detailed information on the individual MCORE Projects. Representatives from each of the agencies, along with their consultants, Clark Dietz, Inc. and Hanson Professional Services Inc., will be available to discuss the projects. The MCORE representatives will answer individual questions and record comments offered by those in attendance. Verbatim comments will not be recorded at the meetings.
The MCORE open house meetings will be seeking input on all five MCORE Projects. Public comments will be accepted until Friday, October 2, 2015. All comments will be considered and documented in the project record.
Persons with disabilities planning to attend the meeting should contact Cindy Loos, Hanson Professional Services Inc., telephone 309.713.1402, fax 309.691.0902, by September 14, 2015 to advise of their planned attendance. if special accommodations are needed, the contact person should be informed at the time of contact. The meeting room is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Alternate B was selected as the preferred alternative for Project 1. The design team is now working on refining the design, to see the preferred alternative for Project I click here.
Champaign IL. The MCORE design team held the first public meeting on May 5, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Illini Union Ballroom C. The meeting offered the public a chance to learn about the project and offer comments on the design process. Team members from the Design Team were joined by representatives from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District and the University of Illinois. See MCORE projects for more information.
Champaign - Local leaders will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Alma Mater Plaza on the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Campus (intersection of Green Street and Wright Street). The purpose of the pressconference is to announce the launch of the MCORE (Multimodal Corridor Enhancement) Project (www.mcoreproject.com), funded in part by a $15.7 million Federal TIGER grant from the United States Department of Transportation. MCORE, a partnership between the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD), will improve mobility in the communities’ core.
This $35 million overall project will have a transformative impact unlike any previous transportation project in the communities’ history. This exciting new project will bring streets to a state of good repair while enhancing connections between the Cities’ downtown centers and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. In the event of rain, the press conference will be held in Ballroom C of the Illini Union, 1401 West Green Street, Urbana, IL.