Notices & Alerts

Consolidated Plan Survey

April 20, 2015 (All day)

The Urbana HOME Consortium is nearing completion of a 5 year Consolidated Plan. We value your input to understand the problems, identify solutions, and prioritize funding throughout Champaign County. You can help by completing the following survey. Let us know about the needs for services and improvements in your neighborhood. A few minutes of your time can help improve the quality of life in your neighborhood! Click the link below to provide your input:


IDOT Construction on US Route 150 Resumes Beginning April 27, 2015 REVISED

July 1, 2015 (All day)

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that work to widen and resurface US Route 150 from Illinois Route 130 (High Cross Road) in Urbana to St. Joseph in Champaign County will resume beginning on Wednesday, April 27, 2015.

NOTE:  Beginning May 4, 2015, US Route 150 will be closed to through traffic from High Cross Road in Urbana to St. Joseph for a period of approximately two (2) weeks.   Through traffic will be detoured onto I-74.  Local traffic will be allowed. 

In addition to the widening and resurfacing of US Route 150, drainage structures will be replaced and new ditches constructed to improve storm water drainage.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at locations where work is ongoing.   While this work is occurring, motorists should observe all traffic control signs.

The anticipated completion date is June 2015, weather permitting.  The contractor for the $6.8 million project is Open Road Paving, LLC.

Motorists are advised to slow down and drive carefully through this work zone.

Fairlawn Drive Closure

April 8, 2015 - 7:00am to April 13, 2015 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, Fairlawn Drive from Adams Street to James Cherry Drive will be closed to thru traffic from Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. until Monday, April 13, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. for an emergency sanitary sewer repair.

Access will be maintained to all properties on Fairlawn Drive during the repair.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Indiana Street Closure

March 18, 2015 -
8:00am to 4:00pm

Indiana Street from Lincoln Avenue to Busey Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 for removal of a hazardous tree.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

North Goodwin Avenue and Park Street Closures

May 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, North Goodwin Avenue between University Avenue and Church Street will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, April 13, 2015 and ending on Friday May 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. No through traffic will be permitted on North Goodwin Avenue between University Avenue and Church Street during the closure for the parking deck construction. Park Street will also be closed at its intersection with North Goodwin Avenue.

A detour route for North Goodwin Avenue is provided via University Avenue to Lincoln Avenue to Fairview Avenue. Access will be maintained to all properties on North Goodwin Avenue and Park Street during the parking deck construction.

The sidewalk on the east side of Goodwin Avenue will be closed during the parking deck construction, however the sidewalk on the west side of Goodwin Avenue will remain open.

Your patience is appreciated while this project is underway.

FY 2015-2016 City of Urbana & Cunningham Township Consolidated Social Service Funding Applications Available

April 9, 2015 - 4:00pm

Non-profit organizations seeking funds to operate social service programs benefiting Urbana residents may apply to the Consolidated Social Service Funding (CSSF) Pool.  Funds may be used for both services to clients and program operating costs.   

The application is now a fillable form and can be submitted electronically. Download and complete the application (see attached) and then submit using the following link: 

Applications will also be available at the following locations:

  • City of Urbana, Community Development Services, 400 S. Vine St., Urbana;

  • Cunningham Township Supervisor’s Office, 205 W. Green St., Urbana.

All applicants are required to attend one of the Technical Assistance Training sessions in the Urbana City Council Chambers on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 11:00am-Noon, or  Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 11:00am-Noon.

Springfield Avenue Closure

March 13, 2015 - 8:00am to March 14, 2015 - 5:00pm

Springfield Avenue from Mathews Avenue to Wright Street will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015 and on Saturday March 14, 2015 for the University of Illinois Engineering Council’s Engineering Open House.

A detour route will be established utilizing Goodwin Avenue, University Avenue and Wright Street.

Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway

Race Street Closure and Florida Avenue Lane Closure

March 7, 2015 -
7:00am to 12:00pm

Weather permitting, the following streets will be closed on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for tree removal work:

  • Race Street between Montclair Road and Delaware Avenue will be completely closed to thru traffic.

  • The westbound lanes of Florida Avenue between Broadway Avenue and Carle Avenue will be completely closed to thru traffic. The eastbound lanes of Florida Avenue will remain open with intermittent access.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area while work is underway, or to utilize the following detours routes:

  • Northbound Race Street: Detour east onto Montclair Road to Vine Street, north to Pennsylvania Avenue, west to Race Street;

  • Southbound Race Street: Detour east onto Pennsylvania Avenue to Vine Street, south to Montclair Road, west to Race Street;

  • Westbound Florida Avenue: Detour north on Vine Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, west to Lincoln Avenue, south to Florida Avenue.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Unofficial St. Patrick's Day Information from the Urbana Police Department

March 6, 2015 (All day)

The Urbana Police Department will have zero tolerance when responding to calls of loud parties and disorderly and intoxicated subjects. We ask that apartment complexes strictly enforce lease violations and address problems associated with this event.

Some Urbana City Code Violations and Fines to keep in mind:

  • Purchase/Possession/Consumption of Alcohol by Minors- $300

  • Consumption and Possession of Liquor on Public Property- $165

  • Depositing Garbage/Waste on Property of Another- $165

  • Loud Noise Prohibited- $215

  • Allowing a Nuisance Party- $300

It is important that residents be aware of the Illinois Social Host Law (235 ILCS 5/6-16(c))

Individuals can be arrested and face criminal charges for simply allowing or permitting individuals under the age of 21 to drink alcohol at their residence or on their property- even if the individual did not directly supply or provide the underage person with alcohol.

North Mathews Avenue Closure

March 3, 2015 -
7:00am to 4:00pm

Weather permitting, Mathews Avenue will be closed between Main Street and University Avenue on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the installation of cooling units at the University Chiller Plant.

There will be no detour route for this closure.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.