Public Works

Our mission:  The Urbana Public Works Department promotes growth in the City of Urbana by maintaining, constructing and improving the City's infrastructure.  We preserve the quality of life for the citizens, visitors, businesses and government agencies (both within the City and in the surrounding areas).  Our department strives to provide prompt and courteous service in a professional, efficient and cost-effective manner to safeguard the safety, health and welfare of those we serve.

Our motto:  Urbana Public Works Department--Working for You

Address: 
706 S. Glover Ave.
61802 Urbana , IL
Hours: 
M-F 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: 
(217) 384-2342

Department Posts

During the week of March 16, 2020, the speed limit on University Avenue from Wright Street to Maple Street will be reduced to 30 miles per hour. The reduction in the speed limit was requested by the City of Urbana and then approved by IDOT. The speed will be lowered in conjunction with the construction that will be performed along the same length of University Avenue. This speed limit reduction will be a permanent change and remain so after construction is completed.
Post date: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 16:07
Weather permitting: West Washington Street will be closed to traffic between Birch Street and Carle Avenue from 7:00 a.m. Monday, March 16 until 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 20. Fred’s Plumbing will be making a repair to a private sanitary sewer pipe. Access will be maintained to all properties along West Washington but no traffic will be permitted on West Washington Street between Birch Street and Carle Avenue during this project.
Post date: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 09:15
CANCELLED ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENT WEST MAIN STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN WEST SPRINGFIELD AVENUE AND RACE STREET – SOUTH RACE STREET, WEST MAIN STREET AND SOUTH BROADWAY AVENUE CLOSURE AROUND THE DOWNTOWN AREA West Main Street will be closed to thru traffic between West Springfield Avenue and Race Street from 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Post date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 14:34
The southbound left turn lane on Race Street will be closed to traffic at Main Street from 7:00 a.m. Monday, March 16 to 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 27. This lane closure is for gas line rehabilitation work by Ameren Illinois. There will be periodic sidewalk closures at both the SE corner and NE corner of Race Street and Main Street.
Post date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 14:17
Busey Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between University Avenue and Clark Street starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday March 11 to 5:00 p.m. Friday March 20. This closure is for a storm sewer connection as part of The Gather development project by Broeren Russo Builders, Inc. Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project. Questions or concerns may be directed to Mr. Adam Shaw at (217) 384-2342 or ajshaw@urbanaillinois.us
Post date: Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:29