Notices & Alerts

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Effect

Date: 
February 25, 2016 - 12:00pm to February 26, 2016 - 12:00pm

At 12:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2016 the Urbana Public Works Director will declare the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University, and South Philo Road snow removal districts.

Due to the winter storm, ice and/or two inches or more of snow has accumulated on sidewalks. In order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City ordinance requires that public sidewalks, within the defined districts, be cleared by adjacent property owners within 24 hours after the Public Works Director’s declaration. Sidewalks need to be cleared by 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2016. Public sidewalks within these districts, which are not in compliance, could be cleared by the City at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied.

Maps of the snow removal districts, snow and ice abatement methods and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found at: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.

Lincoln Avenue Lane Closure from Springfield Avenue to Green Street

Date: 
February 22, 2016 - 9:00am to February 26, 2016 - 3:00pm

Weather permitting, the right (west) lane for southbound traffic on Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Springfield Avenue and Green Street starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016 through 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 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.

Voluntary Sidewalk Snow Removal Request

Date: 
February 15, 2016 - 2:00pm to February 16, 2016 - 2:00pm

The Urbana Public Works Director has requested voluntary compliance with sidewalk snow and ice removal for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.


Due to the winter storm, snow combined with ice has not accumulated to two inches on sidewalks, which would activate the mandatory sidewalk snow and ice removal ordinance. However, 1.8 inches of snow did fall. Therefore, in order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, the City of Urbana is requesting snow and ice be cleared from sidewalks by the adjacent property owners within 24 hours.


Maps of the snow removal districts, snow removal methods and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found on the City’s website at: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.


Property owners outside of the snow removal districts are also asked to voluntarily clear sidewalks adjacent to their properties in a timely manner, to help make pedestrian travel safe.

Lincoln Avenue Lane Closure at Florida Avenue

Date: 
February 2, 2016 - 7:00am to February 5, 2016 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, the center lane for southbound traffic and the outside northbound lane on Lincoln Avenue at its intersection with Florida Avenue will be closed from 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016 for a fiber optic utility installation. 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.

Lincoln Avenue Closure at Nevada Street

Date: 
January 30, 2016 -
7:00am to 5:00pm

Weather permitting, the right turn lane for southbound traffic on Lincoln Avenue at its intersection with Nevada Street will be closed on Saturday, January 30, 2016 between the times of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to stage equipment for a roof repair. 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 Westbound Temporary Lane Closure

Date: 
January 29, 2016 -
3:00am to 6:00am

Stark Excavating, Inc. and Midwest Engineering and Testing, Inc. (MET) will perform material sampling on the westbound lanes of Windsor Road. This work will be completed under traffic on Friday, January 29, 2016 between the times of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., weather permitting.


Two-way traffic will be maintained by use of flaggers during this time. Please expect temporary delays.


Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Lincoln Avenue Lane Closure

Date: 
January 28, 2016 - 7:00am to February 1, 2016 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, the outside lane for northbound traffic on Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Kettering Park Drive and Killarney Street starting on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. through Monday, February 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. for pavement repairs.


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.

Nevada Street Lane Closure

Date: 
January 22, 2016 - 7:00am to February 5, 2016 - 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 a section of the westbound lane on Nevada Street between Lincoln Avenue and Gregory Street starting on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. through Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.


Nevada Street 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.

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Effect

Date: 
January 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to January 21, 2016 - 5:00pm

At 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2016, the Urbana Public Works Director will declare the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.

Due to the winter storm, ice and/or two inches or more of snow has accumulated on sidewalks. In order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City ordinance requires that public sidewalks, within the defined districts, be cleared by adjacent property owners within 24 hours after the Public Works Director’s declaration. Sidewalks need to be cleared by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2016. Public sidewalks within these districts, which are not in compliance, could be cleared by the City at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied.

Maps of the snow removal districts, snow and ice abatement methods and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found on the City’s website at: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.

Busey Avenue Closure

Date: 
January 8, 2016 - 7:30am to January 12, 2016 - 3:00pm

Weather permitting, Busey Avenue between Green Street and High Street will be closed to thru traffic from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the following days to conduct tree hazard abatement pruning:



  • Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Monday, January 11, 2016

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Resident access to the apartment building parking lot on the west side of the Busey Avenue will be maintained at all times. There will be no detour route for this closure.


We appreciate your patience while this work is underway.