Notices & Alerts

Annual Budget Press Conference

May 15, 2017 - 11:00am

Mayor Diane Marlin will hold a Press Conference on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00 am. in the Urbana City Council Chambers, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, IL for the purpose of releasing the proposed 2017/2018 budget.

The proposed budget will be available at on the Annual Budget webpage beginning on Monday, May 15, 2017 and in the Finance Department by 9:00 a.m.

Broadway Avenue and Park Street Closures

May 13, 2017 -
8:00am to 2:00pm

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 the following streets will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the 2017 Urbana Grand Prix Bicycle Race:

  • Broadway Avenue from Park Street to Stebbins Drive
  • Park Street from Broadway Avenue to Central Avenue

Access to the Gateway Shoppes from Broadway Avenue will be available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Pedestrain Master Plan Surveys and Comments Due May 15

May 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Everybody is a pedestrian! Therefore, we want to hear your thoughts about walking in Urbana!

CCRPC and the City of Urbana hosted eight public input opportunities over four weeks this spring to get public input on walking in Urbana.

If you could not attend one of these public input opportunities, you are welcome to view the presentation, and provide input using any of these materials:

Kerr Avenue Closure

May 12, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Weather permitting, East Kerr Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between North Cunningham Avenue and North Broadway Avenue starting at 9:00 a.m. Friday May 12, 2017 through 3:00 p.m. Friday May 12, 2017 for a construction project being done by BCM General Contractors.

Access will be maintained to properties on East Kerr Avenue and North Highland Drive but no through traffic permitted on East Kerr Avenue between North Cunningham Avenue and North Broadway Avenue. A detour route will be provided using Cunningham Avenue to Country Club Road to Broadway Avenue.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

North Lincoln Avenue Lane Shift

April 24, 2017 - 9:00am to April 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

Weather permitting, the outside northbound laneson North Lincoln Avenue near West Wascher Drive will be closed starting Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, April 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. for a sewer lining project done by the Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District.

North Lincoln Avenue will remain open to traffic at all times during the closure. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas.

Thank you for your cooperation while this work is in progress.

Illinois Marathon Street Closures

April 22, 2017 -
6:00am to 11:00am

The City of Urbana will restrict parking and close several streets to thru traffic for the Illinois Marathon, which will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Urbana Street Closing Information:

All street closings will begin at 6:00 AM. The entire route will be closed by 6:30 AM. (Traffic will be pulsed across the route when possible). The following streets will re-open at these approximate times:

Green Street & Mathews Avenue Intersection & Lane Closure

April 8, 2017 - 7:00am to April 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting; the south leg of the Green Street and Mathews Avenue intersection will be closed to southbound traffic at Green Street starting at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 for the installation of a 12” water main.

The south leg of the Green Street and Mathews Avenue intersection will re-open with one lane southbound at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017. The south leg of the intersection will remain one lane southbound until fully opened at 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Further information about this project can be found on the City website at

Spring 2017 Leaf Collection

April 10, 2017 - 6:00am to April 14, 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

Main Street Closure

April 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

On Friday, April 7, 2017, Main Street between Race Street and Broadway Avenue will be closed from 6:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. for the Urbana First Fridays Festival. Parking on this section of Main Street will not be available during the event.

We appreciate your patience while this event is underway.