Notices & Alerts

Elm Street Closure

Date: 
November 5, 2014 - 5:00pm

Due to a water main break, Elm Street between Vine Street and Broadway Avenue will be closed until further notice.


Motorists can access the Independent Media Center (IMC) and U.S. Post Office (202 South Broadway Avenue, Urbana) from Main Street to Broadway Avenue.  Access to the Federal Court House (201 South Vine Street, Urbana), City of Urbana parking lot #10-A North, and the Champaign County Courthouse parking lot is available from Vine Street to Elm Street.


We apologize for any inconvenience the temporary rerouting may cause.

UI Homecoming Parade Street Closures

Date: 
October 24, 2014 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

On Friday, October 24, 2014 the University of Illinois will be conducting their Annual Homecoming Parade.


The following streets will be closed to traffic from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. :



  • Green Street from Wright Street to Mathews Avenue

  • Mathews Avenue from Green Street to Nevada Street

The parade will start on Sixth Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, follow Sixth Street to Armory Street, Armory Street to Wright Street, Wright Street to Green Street, Green Street to Mathews Avenue, and Mathews Avenue to Nevada Street.

Wright Street, Goodwin Avenue, and Maple Street Railroad Crossing Work

Date: 
October 22, 2014 -
7:00am to 5:00pm

Norfolk-Southern Railroad will be rehabilitating the Wright Street, Goodwin Avenue, and Maple Street Railroad Crossings in Urbana starting on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 7:00 A.M. to Friday October 24, 2014 at 5:00 P.M., weather permitting. One lane of traffic will be closed at the Wright Street and Goodwin Avenue Railroad Crossings but both streets will remain open to through traffic at all times.


Maple Street between University Avenue and Main Street will be closed to through traffic for the railroad crossing work. A detour route is provided via University Avenue to Vine Street to Main Street. Access will be maintained to all properties on Maple Street during the railroad crossing work, but no through traffic will be permitted on Maple Street between University Avenue and Main Street.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Iowa Street Closure

Date: 
October 17, 2014 -
7:00am to 5:00pm

Iowa Street between Orchard Street and Busey Avenue will be closed to thru traffic on Friday October 17, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 P.M., weather permitting. Hoerr Construction will be installing cured-in-place liners in two storm sewers in the 700 block of West Iowa Street. All residents along West Iowa Street will be able to access their properties during the storm sewer lining work.


We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.

Gregory Drive Closure for Urbana Fire Department Trench/Rope Rescue Training

Date: 
October 13, 2014 -
8:00am to 6:00pm

The Urbana Fire Department MABAS 28 Division will be conducting Technical Rescue Team TRAINING drills from 8am to 6pm on Monday, October 13 2014.   

UFD will simulate a trench rescue response and a rope rescue response to an earthquake.  This is a multi-incident training exercise that will be at two locations.  The trench rescue training incident will be in the morning at the Illinois American Water Treatment facility on North Mattis in Champaign, Illinois.  The rope rescue training incident will be in the late morning and afternoon at Hendrick House located at Lincoln and Green in Urbana, Illinois. 

Gregory Drive from Green Street to the Boneyard will be closed to traffic while the drill takes place.  The public can expect to see a heavy presence of fire department personnel at these locations.

Any questions should be directed to Captain Dave Wisher at 384-2420

 

Griggs Street Closure

Date: 
October 9, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Griggs Street between Wood Street and Central Avenue will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014 for an Urbana Legacy Tree Dedication. Residents will have access to their driveways during this road closure; no detour is planned.


Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.

UHS Homecoming Parade Street Closures

Date: 
October 3, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Urbana High School Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014. Race Street from Michigan Avenue to Iowa Street will be closed to through traffic beginning at 1:00 p.m. through the start of the parade at 3:00 p.m. The parade will end at approximately 4:00 p.m.


Traffic along the parade route will only be obstructed for the short time it takes for the parade to clear the area. Due to construction on Race Street, the parade will follow a new route this year. This route is as follows:



  • Race Street from Iowa Street to Washington Street

  • Washington Street to Vine Street

  • Vine Street to Main Street

  • Main Street to Cottage Grove Avenue

  • Cottage Grove Avenue to Washington Street

  • Washington Street to Broadway Avenue (into the High School parking lot)

Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.

Illinois Street Closure

Date: 
October 2, 2014 - 5:00pm

Illinois Street from Goodwin Avenue to Gregory Street will be closed to thru traffic from 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014 for Custom Service Crane, Inc. to set up and use a boom crane for work at Krannert Center, 500 South Goodwin Avenue. Portions of the adjacent sidewalk will also be closed to pedestrians. There will be no detour.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Street Closings for Sundae 5K Run/Walk

Date: 
October 5, 2014 -
7:30am to 9:00am

Urbana High School will be conducting a 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..


The run/walk portion of the event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The race will begin at the intersection of Washington Street and Broadway Avenue and will take the following route (also see the attached map):