Notices & Alerts

Johnson Avenue Closure

February 28, 2017 -
8:30am to 5:00pm

Weather permitting, all traffic on Johnson Avenue will be closed between California Avenue to Oregon Street starting Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until completion for a tree removal. No through traffic will be permitted during the closure.

Thank you for your cooperation while this situation is resolved safely.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

Windsor Road Lane Closure at Boulder Drive

February 20, 2017 - 9:00am to March 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

As part of the 2016-2018 Miscellaneous Sewer Repair Project, and weather permitting, Duce Construction will be doing a manhole adjustment and will close the westbound right turn lane on East Windsor Road at the intersection of Windsor and Boulder Drive starting on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Both Windsor Road and Boulder Drive will remain open to through traffic at all times during the project. Traffic control will be in place to guide motorists through the areas where travel is reduced. Right turning movements will be allowed from the outside westbound lane of Windsor Road.

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

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:

Winter Street Conditions

March 13, 2017 - 7:00am to March 14, 2017 - 8:00am

March 13, 2017 7:00 am: Light snow accumulations will continue through the day. Wet, slushy and sometimes slick street conditions will prevail though today and into the late evening hours. Please use caution during winter weather conditions.

For further information please visit


Closed: Request for Proposals - Fire Engineer Promotional Exam: Practical Assessment

February 20, 2017 - 4:00pm


The Urbana Fire Department is seeking Proposals for Fire Engineer Promotional Testing - Practical Assessment.

The purpose of this RFP is to select a qualified professional vendor to develop, validate, administer, and score assessment centers for the practical portion of the promotional testing for the position of Engineer in the Fire Department, per the specifications contained herein. The selected vendor will also analyze test results and provide final results.

Proposals will be received at the Urbana Fire Department, 400 S. Vine St., Urbana, Illinois 61801.

All vendors intending to respond to this RFP must supply contact information to Division Chief Derrick Odle at upon receipt of this RFP in order to receive addenda and other information pertinent to this RFP.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, and to waive irregularities or technicalities.


Proposal deadline is February 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

Closed: Urbana HOME Consortium Affordable Housing Request for Proposals

February 27, 2017 - 4:00pm


The Urbana Home Consortium is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations, for programs and projects that will seek to increase the supply of affordable housing available to low- and moderate- income households in Urbana, Champaign, and unincorporated Champaign County. The selected proposal(s) will be funded through HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds received by the Urbana HOME Consortium. 

One (1) original signed copy and one (1) electronically emailed copy must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Monday, February 27, 2017 (note: RFP document incorrectly states submissions are due on Friday, February 27, 2017). Submissions should be addressed to: 

Kelly Mierkowski
Department of Community Development Services
400 South Vine Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801 

Electronic version must be sent to: 

All questions and inquiries should be directed to: 

CLOSED: Request for Bids for Brick Sidewalk Repair Project

February 22, 2017 - 2:00pm



Each BID must be accompanied by a BID BOND payable to the City of Urbana in the amount of five percent of the total amount of the BID. The Bid Bond of the three lowest bidders for the CONTRACT will be held until receipt of a signed CONTRACT and CONTRACT BOND. All other BID BONDS will be returned after comparison of the BIDS.

A CONTRACT BOND in the total amount of the contract price with a corporate surety approved by the City will be required for the faithful performance of the CONTRACT. The BID forms and plans may be examined and copies obtained at the office of the City Engineer, 706 South Glover Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61802.

PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A pre-bid conference will be held prior to the Bid opening 2:00 P.M. prevailing time on FEBRUARY 15, 2017 at the office of the City Engineer, 706 South Glover Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, 61802 to familiarize Bidders with this Project.

Illinois Street Closure

January 18, 2017 - 7:00am to January 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, Illinois Street between McCullough Street and Birch Street will be closed to all thru traffic starting on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. through Monday, January 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. due to a water main replacement project. Access to all driveways will be maintained throughout this closure.

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