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Bloomington Public Works

Lake Bloomington shoreline
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The City of Bloomington plans to explore additional water supplies to meet an anticipated rise in demand over the next two decades. That's included in the city's proposed 20-year water master plan.

public works crews collecting bulk waste
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Bloomington residents who have waited months to clean out the garage because of COVID-19 can take advantage of free bulk waste pickup starting Monday.

Hamilton Road project
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Bloomington will get financial help from the federal government to acquire property for connecting the two sections of Hamilton Road.

On Wednesday night, the city council approved a resolution authorizing the use of $500,000 of state motor fuel tax dollars to buy the land needed to build the new four-lane section between Bunn Street and Commerce Parkway with $400,000 to be reimbursed with Federal Surface Transportation funds.

Man at sewer
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Bloomington city officials hope a state grant will allow the city to start sooner on the next phase of a major infrastructure project.

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Parking enforcement in downtown Bloomington could see some changes later this year.

A proposal by City Council member Jamie Mathy would extend enforcement hours into the evening with current employees working staggered shifts to cover the extra time. The plan was one of three initiatives proposed by Mathy during Monday night’s virtual Committee of the Whole meeting.

Curbside trash
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The City of Bloomington said pandemic-related workforce changes and different resident behaviors have caused brush and bulk waste to pile up at curbs around town. The public works department said in some parts of town the delay is a week or two.

Bloomington public works truck
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Public works crews in Bloomington-Normal are trying to reduce their risk for COVID-19 exposure.

public works trucks parked at garage
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The city of Bloomington has named a new public works director and created a new position that officials say won't cost the city more money.

Luther Oaks
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The City of Bloomington is moving forward with a road improvement project linked to expansion of the Luther Oaks retirement community, but without universal City Council support.

Eric's Too Restaurant
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The Bloomington City Council voted Monday to send a west side restaurant’s request for a beer garden back to the liquor commission.

Lake Bloomington
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Bloomington is looking up update its watershed plans for Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake to ensure the city's drinking water remains safe.

Bloomington Public Works Department sign
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Bloomington plans to spend up to $2 million over the next five years to upgrade its aging water monitoring systems.

Bulk waste collection
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Bloomington's garbage trucks are getting smarter.

public works crews collecting bulk waste
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Bloomington public works crews don't want everyone setting out their bulk waste and brush on May 1 this year for the annual spring collection.

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Bloomington's new ServLine program that insures homeowners against water and sewer leaks and repairs starts May 1.

Jim Karch
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Bloomington city officials say they don't know how a fire protection rate increase wasn't billed for 10 years.

snow plow
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Whenever a snowstorm hits, the first question most people have is, "When is my street getting plowed?"

Man at sewer
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Bloomington residents will see an additional $1.05 on their monthly water bills as insurance against water leaks.

Bloomington Water Treatment Plant
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Bloomington city officials say merging the Public Works and Water departments will streamline services and save the city money. 

barricades
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Bloomington is implementing fines starting at $250 for anyone who tries to remove a traffic control device.

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The Bloomington Public Library expansion plan has been in the works for nearly two decades. But the most recent proposal has some, including Mayor Tari Renner, concerned about the timeline.

Bloomington Citizen Convenience Center
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Bloomington's Public Works Department wants to make the city's newly renamed Citizen Convenience Center convenient for local charities too.