Department Posts

North Lincoln Avenue Closure

September 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

Beginning the week of March 6, 2017, Lincoln Avenue will be closed to traffic from Oaks Road to Olympian Drive.

During this construction phase, northbound traffic will be detoured from Oaks Road to Willow Road to Ford Harris Road; southbound traffic will be detoured in reverse order. Special accommodations are in place to allow access to residences in the closed area.

During the closure, earthwork, ditch work and the installation of culvert pipe will occur. The road closure is anticipated to remain in effect until Fall 2017.

Stark Construction is the contractor on this $2.59 million project, which is being constructed as a joint project with Champaign County. Eighty percent of this project is funded with Federal Surface Transportation Urban Program monies.

Olympian Drive will be opened between Lincoln Avenue and Apollo Drive once the North Lincoln Avenue improvements are completed.

Please drive safely in and around construction areas. The City of Urbana would like to thank the public for its patience and cooperation during this project.

Spring 2017 Leaf Collection

March 27, 2017 - 6:00am to March 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana's Spring 2017 leaf collection will be held the following 2 weeks: 

  • March 27 - 31
  • April 10 - 14 

Please place paper lawn and garden bags curbside before 6:00 a.m. on your regular U-Cycle collection day.

Residents must follow these requirements:

  • Place leaves into 30 gallon paper lawn & garden bags
  • Bags must be placed at the curb or along the roadway edge
  • Only leaves and non-woody plant material will be collected
  • No plastic bags, brush, tree limbs or woody material accepted
  • If you have bags of leaves from last year please make sure that they can be handled without breaking.  Our contractor will not pick up leaves that fall out of broken bags.

Questions?  Call (217) 384-2416

MCORE Pre-Construction Open House

February 22, 2017 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm

A pre-construction open house for the MCORE (Multimodal Corridor Enhancement) project will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the project field office located at 24 East Green Street, Unit 19, Champaign, Illinois 61820.

The open house will be conducted on an informal basis; no formal presentation is planned. Exhibits, plans and aerial photography of the proposed improvements will be available for viewing during this time. Project representatives will be available to discuss the current construction plans for the project and to answer any questions.

The MCORE project is a transformative $44 million project designed to improve mobility in the core of the community. Project partners include the City of Urbana, City of Champaign, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Coler Avenue Bridge Closure

February 14, 2017 - 7:00am to February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

As part of the 2016-2018 Miscellaneous Sewer Repair Project, and weather permitting, Duce Construction will be doing sewer repairs and will close all lanes on South Coler Avenue between Elm Street and Springfield Avenue starting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. through Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Access to all driveways will be maintained throughout construction. A detour route will be used to guide traffic around the construction site and traffic control will be in place to guide motorists.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you for your cooperation while this improvement is in progress

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Effect

February 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

At 12:00 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Urbana Public Works Director will declare the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.

Due to the winter storm, ice and/or two inches or more of snow has accumulated on sidewalks. In order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City ordinance requires that public sidewalks, within the defined districts, be cleared by adjacent property owners within 24 hours after the Public Works Director’s declaration. Sidewalks need to be cleared by 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2017. Public sidewalks within these districts, which are not in compliance, could be cleared by the City at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied.

Maps of the snow removal districts, snow and ice abatement methods and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found on the City’s website at: