Notices & Alerts

Invitation to Bid: Fiber Optic Cable Installation (1920-02)

August 30, 2019 - 2:00pm

The following is sought:

The purpose of this work is to install fiber optic cable to connect the Landscape Recycling Center Ticket Booth to the Arbor Division Shop, and therefore to the rest of the City’s network for computer and phones service. The scope of work consists of:

  • installing new conduit and pull boxes;
  • pulling fiber optic cables;
  • splicing into the existing fiber network;
  • preparing fiber optic connections to the interior of the facility;
  • and testing of fiber optic cables inside the facility.

Requesting Department: Public Works
Contact Person: Scott R. Tess
Address: 706 Glover Ave. Urbana, IL 61802
Telephone No.: (217) 384-2381
E-Mail Address:
Date of Invitation Posted on City’s website: 8/6/2019
Date Published in News-Gazette: 8/8/2019

Please register with the link below to have documents emailed to you. 

Pavement Work on I-74 begins August 5

September 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that pavement repairs on Interstate 74 between High Cross Road and Prospect Avenue will begin Monday, August 5.

The work involves milling and resurfacing from High Cross Road to east of Cunningham Avenue in Urbana and microsurfacing from Cunningham Avenue to west of Prospect Avenue in Champaign. Repairs to guardrails also will be performed. The project is expected to last approximately seven (7) weeks and will require nighttime lane closures between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, with at least one lane open in each direction at all times.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

West Oregon Street Closure

August 1, 2019 - 6:00am to 5:00pm

Weather permitting; West Oregon Street will be closed to thru traffic between South Mathews Avenue and South Goodwin Avenue from 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 for a project done by Davis-Houk Mechanical, Inc. for the University of Illinois.

No thru traffic will be permitted on West Oregon Street between South Mathews Avenue and South Goodwin Avenue during the project.

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

West Griggs Street Closure

July 24, 2019 - 7:00am to August 7, 2019 - 7:00am

Weather permitting; West Griggs Street will be closed to thru traffic between North Race Street and Wood Street from 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 for a water main replacement project by Cross Construction for Illinois American Water Company.

No thru traffic will be permitted on West Griggs Street between North Race Street and Wood Street during the closure.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully around this area. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this time.

2019 Asphalt Patching Project Lane Closures

July 23, 2019 - 7:00am to August 2, 2019 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana has contracted with Cross Construction Inc. from Urbana to perform pavement resurfacing at various locations. The project award amount of $351,485 is funded with Capital Replacement and Improvement funds.

The proposed improvements are located at select locations on:

  • Florida Avenue from west limits to east of Vine Street
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from Lincoln Avenue to Race Street
  • Vine Street from Florida Avenue to Main Street
  • Mathews Avenue and Nevada Street intersection
  • Mathews Avenue from Clark Street to University Avenue
  • Race Street from Elm Street to Main Street
  • Illinois Street from west of Vine Street to east of Vine Stree
  • Washington Street from Vine Street to Cottage Grove
  • Philo Road from south of Windsor Road to Windsor Road
  • Philo Road from Florida Avenue to Washington Street
  • High Cross Road from University Avenue to Beringer Circle
  • Perkins Road from Cunningham Avenue to Spring Circle

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to start 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2019, and end Friday, August 2, 2019, using periodic lane closures.

Freedom Celebration Parade & 5K Race Street Closures

July 4, 2019 - 6:00am to 4:00pm

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, the following streets in Urbana will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Champaign County Freedom Celebration Parade and 5K race:

  • Florida Avenue from the west City limits (Wright Street extended) to Busey Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue from Florida Avenue to Green Street
  • Illinois Street from Lincoln Avenue to Goodwin Avenue
  • Gregory Street from Illinois Street to Oregon Street

We appreciate your patience while this event is underway.

Independence Day U-Cycle Collection Schedule

July 4, 2019 - 8:00am to July 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

U-Cycle collections starting on Thursday, July 4, 2019 will be delayed one day due to the Independence Day holiday. 

  • U-Cycle collections on Thursday will be collected on Friday, July 5, 2019
  • U-Cycle collections on Friday will be collected on Saturday, July 6, 2019.  

Questions may be directed to U-Cycle at (217) 384-2302.

Mayor Announces UPD Leadership Appointments

June 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin has selected Urbana Police Department Interim Chief Bryant Seraphin to serve as the next Chief of the Urbana Police Department. Seraphin has served as Interim Police Chief since the retirement of Chief Sylvia Morgan in August 2018 and has been a member of the department for over 24 years.

“I’m pleased to appoint Bryant Seraphin as Chief of Police for the City of Urbana,” Marlin said. “For the past nine months while he has served as Interim Chief, I have observed him in many different public and private settings. In each, he has demonstrated a respectful, knowledgeable, and open-minded approach; a willingness to listen; and a commitment to uphold the high professional standards of the Urbana Police Department. As Interim Chief, Mr. Seraphin implemented the use of bodyworn cameras in the police department, worked closely with Urbana District #116 to address school safety issues, and expanded community outreach efforts.”

Closed - Request for Bids: 2019 Full Asphalt Patching Project (1819-26)

June 27, 2019 - 1:55pm


The Bid Documents may be examined and copies obtained at the office of the City Engineer, 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. The bidder must submit evidence of current prequalification with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check, bank draft, bank cashier's check or bid bond acceptable to the Owner in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount bid, payable without condition to the Owner as a guaranty that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will promptly execute the Agreement in accordance with the Proposal and the other Contract Document, and will furnish good and sufficient bond for the faithful performance of the work.

Closed - Request for Bids: Pavement Marking Project (1819-25)

June 27, 2019 - 10:00am


The City of Urbana is accepting sealed proposals for the furnishing or delivering & installing materials required in the construction/maintenance for the 2019 Pavement Marking Project (Solicitation 1819-25).

Bids will be received and at that time publicly opened and read at the office of City Engineer, 706 South Glover, Urbana, Illinois 61802 until 10:00 AM on June 27, 2019.