Notices & Alerts

I-74 Nighttime Lane Closures

May 23, 2017 - 8:00pm to 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

June 5, 2017 - 9:00am to 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

May 22, 2017 - 7:00am to November 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

Green Street will be closed to through traffic from Wright Street to Goodwin Avenue at 7:00 am Monday, May 22, 2017 until further notice. The traffic direction on Mathews Avenue from Springfield Avenue to Green Street will also be reversed to southbound one-way at 7:00 am Monday, May 22.

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. 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 Mathews Avenue. 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.

Airport Road Closure

May 22, 2017 - 7:00am to 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.

Annual Budget Press Conference

May 15, 2017 - 11:00am

Mayor Diane Marlin will hold a Press Conference on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00 am. in the Urbana City Council Chambers, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, IL for the purpose of releasing the proposed 2017/2018 budget.

The proposed budget will be available at on the Annual Budget webpage beginning on Monday, May 15, 2017 and in the Finance Department by 9:00 a.m.

Broadway Avenue and Park Street Closures

May 13, 2017 -
8:00am to 2:00pm

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 the following streets will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the 2017 Urbana Grand Prix Bicycle Race:

  • Broadway Avenue from Park Street to Stebbins Drive
  • Park Street from Broadway Avenue to Central Avenue

Access to the Gateway Shoppes from Broadway Avenue will be available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Pedestrain Master Plan Surveys and Comments Due May 15

May 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Everybody is a pedestrian! Therefore, we want to hear your thoughts about walking in Urbana!

CCRPC and the City of Urbana hosted eight public input opportunities over four weeks this spring to get public input on walking in Urbana.

If you could not attend one of these public input opportunities, you are welcome to view the presentation, and provide input using any of these materials: