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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:

Busey Avenue and Iowa Street Closures

Date: 
September 2, 2014 - 7:00am to September 8, 2014 - 7:00am

Busey Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Pennsylvania Avenue to Nevada Street, at 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.


Iowa Street will be closed to through traffic from Lincoln Avenue to Orchard Street, at 7:00 am on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.


This closure is expected to continue until Monday, September 8, 2014  at 7:00 am. The contractor for this project is Cross Construction from Urbana, Illinois. The project consists of milling and resurfacing pavement.


All streets to be resurfaced will be closed to through traffic prior to the surface removal and will be reopened upon placement of the final layer of asphalt. Businesses and residents will have access to their property/driveway at all times.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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

Labor Day Parade Route

Date: 
September 1, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am

On Monday, September 1, 2014, the Champaign County AFL/CIO will be conducting their annual Labor Day parade from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


The parade route is as follows: Begin at Illinois Street and Broadway Avenue, travelling south on Broadway Avenue to Washington Street, and then east on Washington Street to the Brookens Administrative Center.


The streets along the parade route will be reopened after the parade passes through each intersection.


Your patience is appreciated while the parade is underway.

North Goodwin Avenue and Park Street Closure

Date: 
September 25, 2014 - 5:00pm

G.A. Rich will be installing a new storm sewer at the intersection of North Goodwin Avenue and Park Street as part of the Campus Circle Project. The intersection of North Goodwin Avenue and Park Street will be closed to through traffic beginning Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. and ending Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.


No through traffic will be permitted on North Goodwin Avenue between University Avenue and Church Street during the closure of the intersection. Park Street will be closed at its intersection with North Goodwin Avenue.


A detour route for North Goodwin Avenue is provided via University Avenue to Lincoln Avenue to Fairview Avenue. Access will be maintained to all properties on North Goodwin Avenue and Park Street during the sewer construction.


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District Open House

Date: 
September 13, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District at 1100 E. University will host its third annual Open House Saturday, September 13. District personnel will provide tours of the wastewater treatment plant. The event features historical and informational videos, along with poster displays illustrating how the processes work to clean the water. Demonstrations of the Graphical Information System (GIS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) computer programs are also scheduled.

It is the 90th year of continuous operation of the trickling filter. It was built as part of the original treatment plant in 1924. The 1.6 acre trickling filter remains a key process for the District.

This is a great education opportunity for adults and children to learn how the water they use is returned to the environment.

North Broadway Avenue Closure

Date: 
August 25, 2014 - 7:00am to August 29, 2014 - 5:00pm

Norfolk-Southern Railroad Corporation will be reconstructing the North Broadway Avenue railroad crossing surface between University Avenue and Water Street as part of the Boneyard Creek Improvements Project. North Broadway Avenue between University Avenue and Water Street will be closed to through traffic beginning on Monday, August 25, 2014 starting at 7:00 A.M. and ending on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 5:00 P.M., weather permitting.


A detour route is provided via University Avenue to North Race Street to Main Street. Access will be maintained to all properties on North Broadway Avenue during the railroad crossing work, but no through traffic will be permitted on North Broadway Avenue between University Avenue and Water Street.


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Lynn Street Closure

Date: 
September 30, 2014 (All day)

Lynn Street will be closed at Windsor Road starting 7 am Friday August 22 until further notice. Access to the residential area north of Windsor Road will be available by using Scovill Street from either Philo Road or Vine Street.


Further information about the Windsor Road Pavement Reconstruction Project can be found here.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival Street Closures

Date: 
August 22, 2014 - 6:00am to August 24, 2014 - 12:00pm

On Friday August 22, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. the following streets will be closed:



  • Main Street from Vine Street to Cedar Street

  • Walnut Street from Water Street to Main Street

  • Broadway Avenue from Elm Street to Water Street

  • Race Street from Elm Street to Water Street

  • Elm Street from Vine Street to Race Street

On Saturday August 23, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. the following street will be included in the closure:


Elm Street from Race Street to Cedar Avenue (Access to Busey Bank drive thru will be available)


The Urbana Parking Deck will be accessible from South Race to Elm Street at all times.


All streets will be re-opened on Sunday, August 24, 2014 by noon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.