Notices & Alerts

Lincoln Avenue Lane Shift

June 13, 2017 - 6:00am to June 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, the northbound lanes on North Lincoln Avenue near West Church Street will be shifted into the turn lane starting at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday June 13, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. Friday June 16, 2017 for an emergency sewer repair done by Cross Construction.

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 in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

Race Street Closure

June 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:30pm

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Race Street between University Avenue and Griggs Street will be closed from 7:00 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. for bridge maintenance at the Boneyard Creek Crossing. Access to businesses on Race Street will remain open.

We appreciate your patience while this maintenance is underway.

Poplar Street Closure

June 6, 2017 - 7:00am to June 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

As part of the 2016-2018 Miscellaneous Sewer Repair Project, and weather permitting, Duce Construction will be doing a storm sewer extension and will close all lanes on Poplar Street between Green Street and Illinois Street starting on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. through Tuesday, June 13, 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.

I-74 Nighttime Lane Closures

June 30, 2017 - 6:00am

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces centerline improvement work is scheduled through the end of June on Interstate 74 west of the University Avenue exit to west of the Prospect Avenue exit in both directions in Champaign County. This work will be performed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. at intermittent dates.

Interstate 74 will be reduced to one lane during the project. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, restrain from using mobile devices and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on

U-Cycle Collection - Memorial Day

May 29, 2017 - 7:00am to June 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, U-Cycle collections will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.  Monday's U-Cycle collection will be completed on Tuesday, Tuesday's collection will be completed on Wednesday, etc. 

Please set recycling curbside by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. 

Have a safe holiday!


Questions - Call U-Cycle at (217) 384-2302

North Lincoln Avenue Lane Closure

May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to May 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

Weather permitting, the outside southbound lane on North Lincoln Avenue near Wascher Drive will be closed starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 through 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 for a road repair being done by Illinois American Water Company and Shaw Brothers Concrete. 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 in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

Plans for Proposed Roadway Lighting Improvements

October 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

Construction of new streetlighting is planned for Illinois Street, Gregory Street, and Oregon Street and is scheduled to start the week of June 5th. The project is expected to end in late October 2017. The new streetlights will resemble the streetlights currently on Goodwin Avenue adjacent to the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts except the lamp will be a LED lamp instead of a metal halide lamp as is installed on Goodwin Avenue. This project is 100% funded from the City of Urbana’s Motor Vehicle Parking System Fund.

The proposed improvements consist of roadway lighting removal and replacement, installation of underground conduit and cables and other incidental work. The proposed roadway lighting improvements are located along Oregon Street from Mathews Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, Gregory Street from Oregon Street to Illinois Street, and Illinois Street from Goodwin Avenue to Lincoln Avenue in the City of Urbana. The City of Urbana will oversee the construction of this project.

Green Street Road Closure & Mathews Avenue Direction Reversal

November 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

Green Street will be open to two-way traffic from Wright Street to Mathews Avenue by 8:00 pm Friday, September 1, 2017. Also, the traffic direction on Mathews Avenue from Springfield Avenue to Green Street will be reversed from one way travelling southbound to one-way travelling northbound by 10:00 am Wednesday, September 6. Green Street will remain closed from Mathews Avenue to Goodwin Avenue until further notice.

During the closure of Green Street eastbound/westbound traffic on Green Street will use a marked detour route via Wright Street-Springfield Avenue-Goodwin Avenue. Northbound and southbound traffic at the Mathews Avenue and Green Street intersection will be maintained at all times. Access to the Illini Union and Natural History Building on Green Street will be available at all times via Wright Street. Pedestrian access for the CUMTD bus stop system will be available at bus stops provided on Springfield Avenue and Goodwin Avenue in the vicinity of the project. CUMTD buses will not be using Green Street from Wright Street to Mathews Avenue at this time.

Airport Road Closure

November 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

Airport Road will be closed to through traffic from Willow Road to Cunningham Avenue (US 45) at 7:00 am Monday, May 22, 2017 until further notice. Access to Frasca International, Inc., and the residences/businesses on Airport Road west of Willow Road will be via a detour route from Napleton Way-Anthony Drive-Willow Road. Access to Farm and Fleet will be via Napleton Way.

The project consists of the reconstruction of Airport Road from a narrow two-lane chip and seal road to a new three-lane concrete street. The improvements also consist of the installation of a new drainage system with curbs/gutters, storm sewers and drainage basins, as well as modifications to the traffic signals at the Airport Road and Cunningham Avenue intersection. Farnsworth Group, Inc. of Champaign, Illinois, is the engineering consultant for the project.

Construction will begin in May 2017 with the pavement work expected to wrap up in November 2017, weather permitting. Landscaping of the project corridor is expected to be complete by May 2018. Feutz Contractors, Inc. of Paris, Illinois, is the project contractor.

Annual Budget Public Hearing - June 05, 2017

June 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City Council of the City of Urbana, Illinois will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 5, 2017, in the Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building, 400 South Vine Street, for the purpose of receiving public input regarding The Annual Budget FY 2017-2018.

Persons with disabilities needing special services or accommodations for this hearing should contact the City of Urbana's Americans with Disabilities Coordinator at 384-2466 or TTY at 384-2447.