Critical to the planned expansion of Research Park is the construction of roads and other infrastructure. The Champaign City Council unanimously signed off on the project at its meeting May 1. The $4.9 million, state-funded project will extend a network of roads to the east of First Street, including South Fourth Street from St. Mary’s Road to Windsor Road.
The first building on the 160 acres slated for expansion has been completed off Hazelwood Drive. Construction of the new roads will go forward in June.