Notices & Alerts

UHS Homecoming Parade Street Closures

Date: 
October 3, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

The Urbana High School Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014. 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. Due to construction on Race Street, the parade will follow a new route this year. This route is as follows:



  • Race Street from Iowa Street to Washington Street

  • Washington Street to Vine Street

  • Vine Street to Main Street

  • Main Street to Cottage Grove Avenue

  • Cottage Grove Avenue to Washington Street

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

Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.

Illinois Street Closure

Date: 
October 2, 2014 - 5:00pm

Illinois Street from Goodwin Avenue to Gregory Street will be closed to thru traffic from 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014 for Custom Service Crane, Inc. to set up and use a boom crane for work at Krannert Center, 500 South Goodwin Avenue. Portions of the adjacent sidewalk will also be closed to pedestrians. There will be no detour.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Street Closings for Sundae 5K Run/Walk

Date: 
October 5, 2014 -
7:30am to 9:00am

Urbana High School will be conducting a 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser on Sunday, October 5, 2014 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 9:00 a.m. The race will begin at the intersection of Washington Street and Broadway Avenue and will take the following route (also see the attached map):

Race Street Lane Closures

Date: 
October 17, 2014 - 5:00pm

Periodic lane closures will be expected along Race Street from California Avenue to Elm Street starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2014. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Race Street at all times. The project consists of milling and resurfacing pavement, concrete pavement patching, curb and gutter removal and replacement, sidewalk ramp removal and replacement, pavement marking, and other miscellaneous work.


The project is expected to be complete by October 17, 2014. Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.


Further information about this project can be found at http://urbanaillinois.us/projects/2014-mft-resurfacing-project

Race Street Closure

Date: 
October 30, 2014 - 5:00pm

The north leg of Race Street between Windsor Road and south of Whitehall Court will be fully closed to through traffic beginning 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2014 until further notice. Access to Stone Creek Church and residences on Race Street and White Hall Court will be available by using Race Street via McHenry Drive or Florida Avenue.


The south leg of Race Street at Windsor Road and the east and west legs of Windsor Road at Race Street will remain open to traffic.


Further information about the Windsor Road Pavement Reconstruction Project can be found on the City website at http://urbanaillinois.us/projects/windsor-road-pavement-reconstruction-project


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

North Lincoln Avenue Closure

Date: 
October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm

Due to the suspension of construction and earth-moving activities for winter, North Lincoln Avenue between Oaks Road and Ford Harris Road will reopen on Friday, October 31, 2014.


Construction and earth-moving activities are expected to resume in Spring 2015.


More information about Lincoln Avenue and the Olympian Drive project can be found at http://urbanaillinois.us/projects/olympian-drive-project.

2014 Sewer Lining Project

Date: 
October 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana is upgrading 11,500 lineal feet of sewer pipe to maintain the integrity of the sanitary and storm sewer systems in the city. Beginning Monday, September 22, 2014 through Friday, October 10, 2014, weather permitting, Hoerr Construction, Inc. from Peoria, Illinois will be performing sewer lining at various locations around Urbana. You will be notified via a door hanger brochure if the sanitary or storm sewer that serves your house is being lined.


This sewer lining process relies on trenchless sewer reconstruction technology that does not involve time consuming, expensive, and disruptive open excavations. Instead of digging up and replacing the old pipe, the cured-in-place process provides for the insertion of a special lining inside the old pipe. The new liner creates a watertight, smooth-surfaced and long-lasting pipe within the old sewer.


Maps of the areas affected by sewer lining are available on the City’s website at http://urbanaillinois.us/projects/2014-sewer-lining-project.

Update: Coler Avenue and Illinois Street Closures

Date: 
October 2, 2014 - 8:00am


  • Coler Avenue will be fully opened to traffic, from Washington Street to Green Street, at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014.

  • Illinois Street will be fully opened to traffic, from Orchard Street to Race Street, at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014.

Further information about this project can be found at http://urbanaillinois.us/projects/2014-mft-resurfacing-project

Street Closings for International Beer Tasting and Food Truck Showcase

Date: 
September 13, 2014 -
6:00am to 11:59pm

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the following streets will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to midnight for the International Beer Tasting and Food Truck Showcase:



  • Main Street from Broadway Avenue to Walnut Street

  • Broadway Avenue from Main Street to Elm Street

The streets will be fully reopened at midnight.


Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.

Notice of Availability of Draft Housing and Community Development Reports (CAPER)

Date: 
September 5, 2014 - 8:00am to September 19, 2014 - 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, 2013. The draft CAPER will be available for public review and comment during the period beginning Friday, September 5, 2014 through Friday September 19, 2014. The draft CAPER will be available during regular business hours at the following locations: