Notices & Alerts

Request for Bids: Smith Road Sanitary Sewer Extension

Date: 
November 28, 2017 - 1:55pm

Sealed BIDS for the construction of the Smith Road Sanitary Sewer Extension (City Section 17-00589-00-SR) including:

  • construction of new 8-inch sanitary sewer main with manholes and service connections;
  • pavement patching;
  • and other incidental work

will be received by the City of Urbana at the office of the Director of Public Works, 706 South Glover, Urbana, Illinois 61802 until 1:55 p.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 and publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 p.m. at said office.

The Bid Documents may be examined and copies obtained at the office of the Director of Public Works, 706 South Glover Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61802.

All bidders are required to provide current financial and experience statements or other prequalification documents to show satisfactory evidence of the bidder’s competency to perform the proposed work at the time the Contract Documents and Specifications are requested or picked up.

Busey Avenue Closure

Date: 
November 16, 2017 - 8:00am to December 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

The 2017 Green Street Sanitary Sewer Extension has been awarded by the City of Urbana to Owens Excavating & Trucking LLC. The project is located on the north side of West Green Street between Busey Avenue and Coler Avenue. The project award amount is $82,345.00. This project is funded by the Sanitary Sewer Benefit Tax.

Weather permitting; work on this project will begin on Thursday, November 16, 2017 and be substantially completed by December 15, 2017. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Green Street for the duration of this project.

Busey Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from Green Street to Elm Street. Access to all driveways and private entrances on Green Street and Busey Avenue will be maintained for the duration of this project.

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

Cottage Grove Avenue Closure

Date: 
November 14, 2017 - 7:00am to November 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, Cottage Grove Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between Main Street and Green Street starting at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 for a sewer repair being done by D&S Sewer Service, Inc.

Access will be maintained to all properties along Cottage Grove Avenue but no thru traffic will be permitted on Cottage Grove Avenue between Main Street and Green Street during the repair. A detour route utilizing Glover Avenue will be marked to direct traffic around the work zone.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

Illinois American Water to Upgrade Critical Water Distribution System; Lane Closures Expected

Date: 
November 14, 2017 - 7:00am to November 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Next week, Illinois American Water will be completing critical upgrades to Champaign County’s water distribution system. The work involves replacing and installing four distribution valves and replacing pipe and fittings at the intersection of Main Street and Race Street in Urbana.

In order to complete this work, crews will begin digging at the intersection of Main Street and Race Street in Urbana on Tuesday, Nov.14, 2017. Motorists should use caution when driving in the area and obey traffic signs, detour routes and flaggers in the area.

If possible, motorists should avoid the area. Weather permitting, road restoration should be completed and all lanes reopened by the end of the week.

Race Street Closure

Date: 
November 13, 2017 - 7:00am to November 20, 2017 - 7:00am

Weather permitting, Race Street will be closed to thru traffic between Main Street and Water Street from 7:00 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 through 7:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 for an emergency water main repair being done by Cross Construction for the Illinois American Water Company.

Access will be maintained to all properties along Race Street but no thru traffic will be permitted on Race Street between Main Street and Water Street during the construction. A detour route will be provided using University Avenue to Broadway Avenue to Main Street.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

Philo Road Closure

Date: 
November 12, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

On Sunday, November 12, 2017 Philo Road between Windsor Road and Curtis Road will be closed from 1:00 p.m. through 3:00 p.m. for the Mile at the Pines Races.

The intersection of Curtis Road and Philo Road will also be closed to through traffic during this time.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation while this event is underway.

U-Cycle Brochure Survey

Date: 
January 26, 2018 - 5:00pm

U-cycle logoThe City of Urbana U-Cycle program would like to get your input on the U-Cycle brochure.

The purpose of this survey is to give U-Cycle a better understanding on ways to improve our written communications to our residents in future brochures and outreach materials.

Please view the brochure

You may go to the survey by using the following link: https://www.urbanaillinois.us/U-Cycle-Brochure-Survey

Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Cottage Grove Avenue Closure

Date: 
November 6, 2017 - 8:30am to November 7, 2017 - 2:30pm

As part of annual tree pruning, and weather permitting, The City Arbor Division will be closing the following streets:

  • Cottage Grove Avenue between Green Street and East Washington Street will be closed completely to all traffic from Monday, November 6, 2017 through Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. daily.
  • Cottage Grove Avenue between Washington Street and Oregon Street and Cottage Grove Avenue between Main Street and Green Street will be closed to thru traffic from Monday, November 6, 2017 through Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. daily.

Access to all driveways and properties will be maintained throughout the pruning.

A detour route utilizing Glover Avenue will be marked to route traffic around the work zone.

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

Vine Street Road Closure

Date: 
October 26, 2017 -
9:00am to 7:00pm

For today only (Thursday, October 26, 2017), Vine Street from north of Main Street to south of University Avenue will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for pavement resurfacing, weather permitting. The Vine Street and Main Street intersection will be closed periodically throughout the day. During the closure of the intersection, flaggers will be present to direct traffic around the intersection.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Alternate routes should be considered, when feasible, to avoid the work area. Drivers should pay close attention the changing conditions and signs in the work zone, obey posted speed limits, refrain from the use of mobile devices, follow direction from flaggers in the area and be alert for workers and equipment in and around the work zone.

More information about the Vine Street Resurfacing Project can be found on the City website at http://www.urbanaillinois.us/node/6772.

We appreciate the patience and cooperation of the public during the construction of this project.

Public Hearing of the Urbana City Council October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Date: 
October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Urbana City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017, in the Urbana City Council Chambers, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, Illinois, to receive public input concerning a proposed amendment to an annexation agreement between the City of Urbana and Wendl, Inc. This annexation agreement was approved on March 24, 2005, pursuant to Ordinance No. 2005-03-036, for tracts of land generally located at 1901 S. High Cross Road and currently owned by Charles L. Wendling and Riggs Land Holdings, LLC.