Notices & Alerts

Notice of Neighborhood Meetings & Public Hearing for the FY 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan (AAP)

Date: 
January 11, 2016 - 8:00am to January 15, 2016 - 5:00am

The City of Urbana and the Urbana HOME Consortium (comprised of the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County) are seeking citizen input regarding community needs for the preparation of the Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The AAP establishes budgets for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. Please see the attached notice for more details.

University Avenue Lane Closure

Date: 
December 28, 2015 - 12:00pm to December 31, 2015 - 5:00pm

As part of the 2014-2016 Miscellaneous Sewer Repair Project, and weather permitting, Cross Construction will be doing sewer repairs and will close the outside westbound lane on University Avenue between Harvey Street and Gregory Street starting on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. through Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.


University Avenue 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 to one lane.


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

U-Cycle Holiday Schedules

Date: 
December 25, 2015 (All day) to January 2, 2016 (All day)


Due to the Christmas Day holiday on Friday, December 25, U-Cycle collections on the Friday route will be collected on Saturday, December 26.  Please ensure that your recycling is set curbside before 7 am for collection.


Due to the New Year's Day holiday on Friday, January 1, U-Cycle collections on the Friday route will be collected on Saturday, January 2, 2016.  Please ensure that your recycling is set curbside before 7 am for collection.


U-Cycle wishes you a happy holiday season!

2015 Sewer Lining Project

Date: 
April 1, 2016 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana is lining 11,000 lineal feet of storm and sanitary sewer pipe to improve the integrity of both sewer systems. Beginning Thursday, December 17, 2015 Hoerr Construction, Inc. from Peoria, Illinois will be performing sewer cleaning, inspections, and lining at various locations in Urbana.


The cured-in-place pipe lining process relies on trenchless sewer reconstruction technology that does not involve time consuming, expensive and disruptive open excavations. Instead of digging up and replacing the old pipe, the cured-in-place process provides for the insertion of a special liner inside the existing pipe. The new liner creates a watertight, smooth-surfaced, structurally sound, and long-lasting pipe within the existing sewer.


Maps of the areas affected by sewer cleaning and televising are available on the City’s website at: http://urbanaillinois.us/projects/2015-sewer-lining-project.

Lincoln Avenue Partial Lane Closure between Springfield Avenue and Green Street

Date: 
December 15, 2015 - 7:00am to January 4, 2016 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, a portion of the right lane for southbound traffic on Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Springfield Avenue and Green Street from 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016 for construction activities at 901 Western Avenue. Lincoln Avenue will remain open to traffic at all times during the construction work.


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

Windsor Road & Race Street Traffic Signal Activation

Date: 
December 14, 2015 - 8:00am

New traffic signals at the intersection of Windsor Road and Race Street will be put into full operation on Monday, December 14, 2015, weather permitting. The new traffic signals will be placed into red flash for all directions several days in advance of December 14, 2015 in order to give motorists a period of time to adjust to the operating signals.


The City of Urbana thanks the public for their patience during construction of this improvement.


Project information can be found here.

52nd Annual Candlestick Lane Holiday Lighting Event Street Closings

Date: 
December 12, 2015 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

From 5:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015, the following streets will be closed to motorized traffic for the 52nd Annual Candlestick Lane Holiday Lighting Event:



  • Eastern Drive from Cottage Grove Avenue to Cole Place

  • Fairlawn Drive from Cottage Grove Avenue to Patton Place

  • Grant Place from Fairlawn Drive to Eastern Avenue

The elected officials, administration and employees of the City of Urbana wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

City of Urbana Announces the 2016 Urbana Arts Grants Program

Date: 
February 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana Public Arts Commission announces the opening of the 2016 cycle of its Urbana Arts Grants Program to support projects in the arts. The Urbana Arts Grants Program makes funding available to artists, arts organizations, and festival presenters for projects that enrich the lives of Urbana residents and visitors. Eligible disciplines include visual arts, music, performing arts, literary arts, design, multidisciplinary arts, and new media. Recipients of Urbana Arts Grants from subsequent previous cycles are also eligible. Grants will be available in four categories listed below:

University Avenue Lane Closure

Date: 
December 8, 2015 - 7:00am to December 18, 2015 - 5:00pm

As part of the 2015 Storm Sewer Cleaning and Televising Project, National Power Rodding Corporation will be cleaning and televising sewers and will reduce traffic to three lanes on University Avenue between Wright Street and Lincoln Avenue starting on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. through Friday, December 18, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.


University Avenue will remain open to through traffic at all times and access will be maintained to all properties on University Avenue during the cleaning and televising. Traffic control will be in place to guide motorists through the areas where travel is reduced to one lane.


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