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Notices & Alerts

Nevada Street Closure

Date: 
August 31, 2014 - 5:00pm

Nevada Street from Lincoln Avenue to Gregory Street will be closed to traffic from 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, 2014 for A & R Services, Inc. to install utilities for the UIUC Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education facility.


Motorists are encouraged to utilize Oregon Street, one block to the north, as a suggested detour route.


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Goodwin Avenue Street Closure

Date: 
August 14, 2014 - 10:00am to August 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

Goodwin Avenue from Park Street to Church Street is closed to traffic effective immediately today, Thursday, August 14, 2014, tentatively through the end of the day on Friday, August 15, 2014 for Norfolk Southern Railroad to make an emergency repair to their tracks. Park Street west of Goodwin Avenue will be accessible.


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Windsor Road Lane Adjustments

Date: 
December 13, 2014 (All day) to December 14, 2014 (All day)

The vehicle lanes on Windsor Road will be moved off of the old concrete pavement to the newly constructed concrete pavement west of Philo Road starting Saturday, December 13, 2014 in preparation for the winter shutdown period. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times on Windsor Road through the winter shutdown period. The winter shutdown period will commence Saturday, December 13, 2014 and will continue until construction resumes in the spring of 2015. The project is currently forty percent complete, and the remaining sixty percent of the project is expected to be complete by December 2015.


The Windsor Road Pavement Reconstruction Project is being constructed by Stark Excavating, Inc. from Bloomington, Illinois. The project award amount is $4,064,796.04. This project is being funded by a combination of Federal Highway Administration’s Surface Transportation Program (federal highway trust funds) and City Municipal Bond Funds (reimbursed with local gas tax funds).

North Race Street Closure

Date: 
August 7, 2014 - 8:00am to August 12, 2014 - 5:00pm

Norfolk-Southern Railroad Corporation will be reconstructing the North Race Street railroad crossing surface between University Avenue and Griggs Street as part of the Boneyard Creek Improvements Project. North Race Street between University Avenue and Griggs Street will be closed to through traffic beginning on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and ending on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.


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


Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during the Race Street closure.

Washington Street and Broadway Avenue Closures

Date: 
August 6, 2014 - 4:00pm to August 13, 2014 - 5:00pm

Washington Street will be closed to through traffic from just east of Race Street to just west of Walnut Street beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.


Broadway Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Washington Street to just south of Illinois Street beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.


These closures are expected to continue until Wednesday, August 13, 2014, weather permitting. 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.


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.


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

Coler Avenue Closure

Date: 
July 29, 2014 - 8:00am to August 1, 2014 - 4:00pm

Weather permitting, Coler Avenue between Church Street and Fairview Avenue will be closed beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 for roadway repairs.


No thru traffic will be permitted, however residents will have access to their driveways during the road closure.


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.


Concerns or questions may be directed to Mr. Andy Murphy at 217-384-2342.

Call for Sculpture- Urbana

Date: 
September 5, 2014 - 5:00pm

2014 Call for Sculpture


Entry Form Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014 5:00pm CST


The Urbana Public Arts Program in Urbana, Illinois is seeking artists to display sculptures in our community. Selected sculptures will be installed in the community metro area.

Notice of Amendment to Annual Action Plan FY 2012-2013 & Notice of Public Hearing

Date: 
July 17, 2014 - 8:00am to August 1, 2014 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana, as a member of the Urbana HOME Consortium, proposes to amend the City of Urbana HOME Program budget in the FY 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan (AAP). Additional HOME funds in the amount of $115,000 will be allocated to the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, No Limits Program from unobligated HOME funds. For full details of the proposed Amendment to the Annual Action Plan, please see attachment below.

On Thursday, August 1, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m., the City of Urbana will hold a public hearing in the Urbana City Council Chambers at 400 S. Vine St. Urbana, IL, to accept comments on the proposed Amendment. If unable to attend the public hearing, written questions and comments should be directed in writing to Kelly H. Mierkowski, Manager, Grants Management Division, City of Urbana, 400 S. Vine St., Urbana, IL 61801, or via email at khmierkowski@urbanaillinois.us.

 

Griggs Street Closure

Date: 
August 8, 2014 - 5:00pm

Griggs Street will be closed from Race Street west across the Griggs Street Bridge over the Boneyard Creek beginning Wednesday, July 16, 2014. This portion of Griggs Street will be reconstructed as part of the Boneyard Creek Project. The newly constructed portion of Griggs Street is expected to be opened to traffic on Friday August 8, 2014, weather permitting. The contractor for this work is Feutz Contractor’s, Inc.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Further information about the Boneyard Creek Project can be found here.

Country Club Road Closure

Date: 
July 29, 2014 - 8:00am

Country Club Road will be closed from Broadway Avenue to Cunningham Avenue (US 45) beginning Monday, July 14, 2014. This project is expected to continue until July 29, 2014, weather permitting. The contractor for this project is Open Road Paving from Urbana, Illinois.


The project consists of the reconstruction of Country Club Road. The proposed work will entail the removal of the existing pavement to allow for placement of a new hot-mix asphalt pavement.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Further information about this project can be found here.

Mathews Avenue Closure

Date: 
June 30, 2014 - 7:00am to 4:00pm

Weather permitting, Mathews Avenue from Green Street to Springfield Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 to set up and operate a crane. There will be no detour route for this closure.


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.