Electrical work to affect traffic near State Farm Center
Due to electrical work at the State Farm Center Saturday, the traffic signals at the intersections of First and Fourth streets along Kirby Avenue will be impacted between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The stoplights will be placed on generator power during the specified hours on the 20th; the generator power will allow the traffic signals to operate as normal. In the event of a generator failure, the city will ensure the placement of temporary stop signs at all affected intersections.
Additionally, the electrical work will affect streetlights in the area; drivers and pedestrian can expect the streetlights to be off for the duration of the outage.
State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall), an indoor arena located at the corner of Kirby and Fourth in Champaign, is owned and operated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The State Farm Center hosts performances and general events as well as home games for the Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball and women's basketball teams.