Notices & Alerts

Water Street Closure for Blag Dog October Festival

Date: 
October 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to October 7, 2017 - 10:00pm

On Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. through Saturday October 7, 2017 until 10:00 p.m., Water Street from Broadway Avenue to the West side of the Black Dog Smoke & Ale House building will be closed for the Black Dog October Festival.

Access to City Parking Lots 1 and 2 as well as access to remaining businesses will be available on Water Street from Race Street.

We appreciate your patience while this event is underway.

Green Street Temporary Closure

Date: 
October 3, 2017 - 7:00am to October 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

Due to weather constraints, the closure of Green Street from Goodwin Avenue to Lincoln Avenue to through traffic has been extended to 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2017, to allow for the repair of a steam tunnel.

Eastbound and westbound Green Street traffic will use a marked detour route via Springfield Avenue. Northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained at all times at the Mathews Avenue, Goodwin Avenue, and Lincoln Avenue intersections with Green Street.

Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be routed into the street within an area protected from the active work zone. Access to Gregory Street and the parking lots east of Loomis Laboratory of Physics will be available from Lincoln Avenue via Green Street.

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

Further information about this project can be found at http://www.urbanaillinois.us/MCOREProject1

Vine Street Lane Closure

Date: 
October 4, 2017 - 8:00am to November 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Vine Street Resurfacing Project has been awarded by the City of Urbana to Cross Construction, Inc. from Urbana, Illinois. The project award amount is $350,396.95. This project is being funded by a combination of the City Capital Replacement and Improvement Funds and Local Gas Tax Funds.

The project consists of pavement patching; curb and gutter removal and replacement; sidewalk ramp removal and replacement; pavement resurfacing; pavement marking; and other miscellaneous work on Vine Street. Periodic lane closures can be expected starting Wednesday, October 4, 2017 and ending Friday, November 17, 2017.

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

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

UHS Homecoming Parade and Activities

Date: 
September 29, 2017 - 11:30am to September 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

usd logoOn Friday, September 29, the UHS Homecoming Pep Rally will be in the Oscar Adams Gym at 11:30 a.m. The Parade will start shortly after, at 12:30 p.m. The time is a change from previous years. The parade will include the Homecoming King and Queen and their Court, UHS Marching Band, floats created by student committees representing student groups and grade levels, student athletic teams, and a variety of special guests and USD #116 administrators. The Court will also be introduced during the UHS Varsity Football game the next day. Because the varsity football game will be held on Saturday, there will be no Tailgreat event this year.

The parade route will begin at the high school on Race Street at Iowa. The parade will continue 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 and finish in the high school parking lot.

Maple Street Closure and University Avenue Lane Shift

Date: 
September 23, 2017 -
6:00am to 6:00pm

Weather permitting; the Urbana Champaign Sanitary District will be cleaning and televising sewers from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 that will impact the streets listed below:

  • Maple Street will be closed to thru traffic at its intersection with University Avenue. 
  • East bound traffic will be reduced to one lane on University Avenue between Maple Street and Ash Street.

Access will be maintained to all properties on Maple Street and University Avenue during the sewer cleaning and televising. 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 in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

Cottage Grove Avenue Closure

Date: 
September 25, 2017 - 7:00am to September 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

Weather permitting; Cottage Grove Avenue between Main Street and Green Street will be closed to thru traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the following days for pruning being done by the City of Urbana Arbor Division:

  • Monday September 25, 2017
  • Tuesday September 26, 2017
  • Wednesday September 27, 2017
  • Thursday September 28, 2017
  • Friday September 29, 2017

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

Main Street Stop Sign Installation at Smith Road Intersection

Date: 
September 18, 2017 - 8:00am to September 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

Between the period of Monday, September 18 and Friday September 22, 2017, an all-way stop will be installed to control traffic at the intersection of Main Street and Smith Road.

In addition to the stop sign for southbound traffic on Smith Road, eastbound and westbound traffic on Main Street will be regulated by stop signs. Notification signs will be placed on Main Street in advance of the installation of the stop signs to advise motorists who frequently use that route.

The Urbana City Council approved the installation of stop signs on Main Street after reviewing the results of a traffic study performed by City staff, which warranted the installation of stop signs on Main Street.

Those traveling along Main Street and Smith Road are advised to stay alert and drive carefully when in the area.

University Avenue Lane Shift

Date: 
September 16, 2017 - 6:00am to September 17, 2017 - 8:00pm

Weather permitting; traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on University Avenue between Orchard Street and Coler Avenue from 6:00 a.m. Saturday September 16, 2017 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday September 17, 2017 for maintenance to the overhead walkway structure being done by Oosterbaan & Sons Construction.

University Avenue will remain open to traffic at all times during the lane reduction. 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 in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.