The road closure on Green Street between Goodwin Avenue and Lincoln Avenue is extended for another week due to weather conditions.
Clark Dietz has filmed new aerial drone footage of the ongoing work being completed on the MCORE Project. See links below for multiple phases in progress.
MCORE Project 1 – Wright St to Goodwin Ave
MCORE Project 1 – Goodwin Ave to Lincoln Ave
MCORE Project 2 – Neil St to 1st St
MCORE Project 2 – 1st St to 4th St
Progress continues on the MCORE Project. Below is an aerial photo of Green Street and the front of the Illini Union Building
GREEN STREET ROAD CLOSURE
(BETWEEN NEIL STREET AND RAILROAD TRACKS)
On Wednesday, September 20, the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) will close Green Street between Neil Street and the Canadian National Railroad tracks. Access to properties and businesses between Neil Street and the railroad viaduct, including those along Chestnut Street, will be available using driveway and alley accesses along Neil Street.
Businesses are open during construction and access to properties will be maintained via alternative routes. A map depicting general timing of the project phases is available on the City of Champaign’s website.
The City of Champaign, appreciates the cooperation and patience of property owners, residents, and visitors of the Campustown area during this important project. Additional updates will be provided as the project progresses. For additional information visit www.mcoreproject.com
Lane Closure - Green Street from Goodwin Avenue to Lincoln Avenue
The south half of Green Street from Goodwin Avenue to Lincoln Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic starting 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017, until further notice. Eastbound Green Street traffic will use a marked detour route via Springfield Avenue. Westbound Green Street traffic will use the north half of
the street. Northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained at all times at the Mathews Avenue,Goodwin Avenue, and Lincoln Avenue intersections with Green Street. If at all possible, through traffic is encouraged to use University Avenue or Florida Avenue instead of using Green Street during construction.
Green Street between Mathews Avenue and Goodwin Avenue remains closed until further notice.
Access to the Illini Union and the Natural History Building on Green Street will be available at all times via Wright Street. Pedestrian access for the CUMTD bus stop system will be available at bus stops provided on Springfield Avenue and Goodwin Avenue in the vicinity of the project. CUMTD buses will not be using Green Street from Wright Street to Lincoln Avenue at this time.
The Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) Project will improve access for all modes of transportation on the University of Illinois campus and provide direct connections to downtown Urbana and Champaign.
The project is funded in part by a Federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
We appreciate the patience and cooperation of the public during construction of this project. Further information about this project can be found on the City website at http://www.urbanaillinois.us/MCOREProject1
For additional information, please contact Mr. William Gray at 217-384-2342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With UIUC Fall Semester looming ahead, the MCORE Project Partners are sharing the following updated construction map
On July 6, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) informed the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) partner agencies that the recent State of Illinois budget approval provided appropriations for work to resume on “state-let” projects. MCORE is a “state-let” project because the federal TIGER grant funding is directed to IDOT, who then becomes the contracting agency on behalf of the MCORE partner agencies.
Dave Clark, Champaign’s City Engineer, states, “We are pleased that a resolution has been reached in the legislature. Our contractor is eager to resume work on this important project for our communities.”
Below is a current schedule for construction activities:
• Friday, July 7, Duce Construction is mobilizing equipment and resources back to Green Street. Green Street between Wright St. and Goodwin Ave. remains closed.
• Saturday, July 8, Duce Construction will reestablish work zone traffic control and close Green Street to all traffic between Locust St. and the Canadian National Railroad viaduct. Green Street will also be closed to all traffic between First St. and Second St.
• Monday, July 10, Duce Construction will resume construction activities in full capacity on Project 1 (Green Street, Urbana) and Project 2 (Green Street, Champaign).
All businesses remain open during the construction. The City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Duce Construction collectively express their appreciation for the cooperation and patience of property owners, residents, and visitors of the Campustown area during this important project. Additional updates will be provided when available.
Due to the State of Illinois budget impasse, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is shutting down all “state-let” projects, including the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE). Without a resolution, IDOT loses its ability to pay contractors beginning July 1, 2017. MCORE is a “state-let” project because the federal TIGER grant funding is directed to IDOT, who then becomes the contracting agency on behalf of the MCORE partner agencies. Dave Clark, Champaign’s City Engineer, states “We are following the directions issued by IDOT in regards to suspending work until a budget is passed and IDOT can pay contractors. The project partners and our contractor for the project, Duce Construction, are eager to see a resolution come quickly, so that work may continue.”
By the end of the day on Friday, June 30, the projects will be in the following status:
All businesses are open.
The City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Duce Construction collectively express their appreciation for the cooperation and patience of property owners, residents, and visitors of the Campustown area during this important project. Additional updates will be provided when available. For additional information visit www.mcoreproject.com
*2:30pm Update - Concrete was poured on Green Street Project 2 (Champaign) on Thursday 6/29, the road will not be fully open to two-way traffic until the concrete test is approved, possibly Tuesday AM. Additionally, during the shutdown in this section, the westbound lane will be concrete and the eastbound lane will be rock. Please drive with caution.