Notices & Alerts

Southbound Lincoln Avenue Closure from Springfield Avenue to Green Street

Date: 
October 8, 2015 - 7:00am to October 12, 2015 - 3:00pm

Weather permitting, Lincoln Avenue will be closed to southbound traffic between Springfield Avenue and Green Street starting on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. through Monday, October 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. for a water service installation.


A detour route for southbound traffic on Lincoln Avenue is provided via Springfield Avenue to Goodwin Avenue to Green Street. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas.


Thank you for your cooperation while this improvement is in progress.

Urbana High School Homecoming Parade Route

Date: 
October 9, 2015 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Urbana High School Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 9, 2015. Race Street from Michigan Avenue to Iowa Street will be closed to through traffic beginning at 1:00 p.m. through the start of the parade at 3:00 p.m. The parade will end at approximately 4:00 p.m.


Traffic along the parade route will only be obstructed for the short time it takes for the parade to clear the area.


The route for the parade is as follows:



  • North on Race Street from Iowa Street to Washington Street

  • East on Washington Street to Race Street

  • North on Race Street to Main Street

  • East on Main Street to Vine Street

  • South on Vine Street to Washington Street

  • West on Washington Street to Broadway Avenue (into the High School parking lot)

We appreciate your patience while this event is underway.

2015 Full Depth Concrete Patching Project

Date: 
December 14, 2015 - 5:00pm

The 2015 Full Depth Concrete Patching project has been awarded by the City of Urbana to Kinney Contractors, Inc. from Raymond, Illinois. The project award amount of $289,848 is being funded by the City Capital Replacement and Improvement Fund (CR&I).


The proposed improvements at select locations consist of concrete pavement patching, curb and gutter removal and replacement, sidewalk repair, and curb ramp removal and replacement. The proposed improvements are located on the following streets throughout the City of Urbana:



  • Bradley Avenue – Carver Drive to just west of Lincoln Avenue

  • Beslin Street – Wright Street to Goodwin Avenue

  • Goodwin Avenue – South of Ellis Drive to Bradley Avenue

Construction is expected to begin, weather permitting, on Monday, October 5th, 2015 and will take up to a month and a half to complete the roadway portion. Construction will take place on Bradley Avenue first. Final seeding and grading may be completed in the spring of 2016.

Urbana High School 5K Run/Walk Closures

Date: 
October 4, 2015 -
7:30am to 10:00am

Urbana High School will be conducting a 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The run/walk portion of the event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The race will begin at the intersection of Washington Street and Broadway Avenue and will take the following route:

2015 Storm Sewer Cleaning and Televising Project

Date: 
December 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

Beginning Thursday, October 1, 2015 National Power Rodding Corp. from Chicago, Illinois will be performing sewer cleaning and televising inspections for 33,800 lineal feet of storm sewer pipe at various locations around Urbana.


The cleaning and televising of the storm sewers allows the City to maintain the integrity of the storm sewer system by ensuring that it is functioning properly and identifying deficiencies in the sewer pipes that need to be repaired. This is done with robotic cameras, vacuum excavation equipment, and high pressure water cleaning equipment.


Maps of the areas affected by the cleaning and televising are available at: http://urbanaillinois.us/projects/2015-storm-sewer-cleaning-and-televising.


One or more travel lanes of a street may be closed at the cleaning and televising locations to accommodate the Contractor’s equipment and set-up. Generally, cleaning and televising are completed within one day at the location so any traffic impacts will be temporary.

Lincoln Avenue Lane Closure

Date: 
October 5, 2015 - 7:00am to October 12, 2015 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, the right lane for southbound traffic on Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Fairview Avenue and Church Street on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for saw cutting pavement patches.


Weather permitting, the right lane for southbound traffic on Lincoln Avenue will then be closed between Fairview Avenue and Hill Street beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. until Monday, October 12, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. for pavement repairs. Lincoln Avenue will remain open to traffic at all times during the pavement repairs.


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

Kerr Avenue Closure

Date: 
October 7, 2015 - 7:00am

Kerr Avenue between Broadway Avenue and Division Avenue will be open to through traffic starting 7 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2015.


Further information about the Broadway Avenue Reconstruction Project can be found here.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

West Church Street Lane Closure

Date: 
September 18, 2015 -
4:00am to 8:00am

Weather permitting, the eastbound lane of Church Street between Coler Avenue and Orchard Street will be closed from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015, to move equipment for Carle Hospital. Church Street will remain open to traffic at all times during this period.


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

George Huff Drive and Grange Drive Intersection Closure

Date: 
September 14, 2015 - 7:00am to September 16, 2015 - 10:00am

Weather permitting, the intersection of George Huff Drive and Grange Drive will be closed to through traffic starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2015, to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, for a water main installation. There will be no detour route for this closure.


Access will be maintained to all properties on George Huff Drive and Grange Drive during the water main installation.


Traffic delays are anticipated due to the lane reduction so motorists are urged to consider using an alternative route. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas.


Thank you for your cooperation while this work is in progress.

DRAFT FY1415 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Available for Public Review and Comment

Date: 
September 9, 2015 - 3:00pm to September 24, 2015 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana has completed the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) documenting programs and activities undertaken through its federally-funded affordable housing and community development programs during the year ending June 30, 2015. The draft CAPER will be available for public review and comment during the period beginning Wednesday, September 9, 2015 through Thursday, September 24, 2015. The draft CAPER will be available during regular business hours at the following locations: