About the White Street Project
This corridor is a primary artery for transit between Downtown Champaign and the north University of Illinois Campus. White Street is an east-west collector street set among multi-family housing. This corridor is critical to creating a high volume, high frequency service between these core districts.
This corridor is about half of a mile in length and is commonly utilized by all types of transportation including pedestrians, bicyclists, buses, and vehicles. The project aims to bring the streets to a state of good repair by bringing them to acceptable complete street standards requiring less maintenance while expanding mobility options and improving safety.
There are currently 11 MTD bus stops within this corridor. This area of White Street is currently served by five MTD bus routes and this area of Wright streets is currently served by six MTD bus routes. During the Fall 2014 University of Illinois semester the total passenger activity within this corridor averaged 4,683 boardings and alightings each weekday.
The MCORE project will reconstruct the roadway with a primary focus on bus and bike traffic. The sidewalks will be reconstructed and street trees maintained. Transit stops will be consolidated to improve the flow through the corridor. The roadway will be redesigned to safely accommodate all users—pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, buses, and cars. Specifically, this corridor will be improved through reconstruction of the streets including new pavement, sidewalks, pavement markings, and other related infrastructure. Bicycle facilities will be implemented throughout the entire corridor and enhancements to bus stops will be included. A major focus of the project will also be to provide safe and adequate transportation access during the construction of the project for the many everyday users and visitors of this corridor.
Public Meeting Documents
MCORE Public Open House #2 - Sept 2015 (Final Concepts, Phase I)
- White Street - Street Typical Section
- White Street - Second Street to Wright Street / Wright Street - Springfield Ave to White Street