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STREET CLOSURE: Church Street closure between North Orchard Street and North Coler Avenue

Church Street will be closed to thru traffic between North Orchard Street and North Coler Avenue starting Monday March 30, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2020 for work at Carle Hospital MRI done by A&R Services.

No thru traffic will be permitted on Church Street between North Orchard Street and North Coler Avenue during the project. There will be a marked detour route to North Orchard Street to Fairview Avenue to North Coler Avenue.

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.

Restaurant Curbside Pick-Up

Parking Meter

If your restaurant borders a municipal street or parking lot the City of Urbana is temporarily waiving meter bag fees, by request, if you wish to designate a curbside pick-up location.

Please make your request via this email link: https://www.urbanaillinois.us/residents/parking/meter-bags

The City is waiving the fee for bagging the metered spaces, but please make a note on the request form that you are requesting this for “Restaurant Curbside Pick-Up."

Eat in Urbana

 

Many of Urbana's restaurants are open for delivery or carry-out orders during the state-mandated COVID-19 shutdown.

Please let us know about your Urbana restaurant by emailing us at marketing@urbanaillinois.us, and we will update our list. This list is not comprehensive, so please check with the restaurant first!

If you are a small business owner, please click this link for help with your business due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a restaurant or bar worker, and are out of work due to the shut-down, click here.

COVID-19 Business Impact: Survey Responses Needed

SBA

 

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is working to secure access to helpful resources for small businesses throughout the State of Illinois. As you may have read from SBA’s previous announcement (https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coro...), the U.S. Small Business Administration will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.

As part of this process, DCEO needs to collect information from small businesses that are negatively impacted. This information will assist them in requesting an economic injury disaster declaration from the SBA.

North Maple Street Closure between East University Avenue and East Park Street

Date: 
March 16, 2020 - 7:00am to March 27, 2020 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting: North Maple Street will be closed to traffic between East University Avenue and East Park Street from 7:00 a.m. Monday, March 16 until 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 27. Shaw Brothers will be making a repair to the street due to an emergency water pipe repair.

Access will be maintained to all properties along North Maple Street but no traffic will be permitted on North Maple Street between East University Avenue and East Park Street during this 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. Questions or concerns may be directed to Mr. Adam Shaw at (217) 384-2342 or ajshaw@urbanaillinois.us

Market IN the Square to Remain Open

March 12, 2020 “MARKET IN THE SQUARE TO REMAIN OPEN, ADDRESSING COVID-19”

At this time The Urbana Business Association will host the indoor Market IN the Square, hosted at Lincoln Square Mall for the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 14
  • Saturday, March 21
  • Saturday, April 4
  • Saturday, April 11
  • Saturday, April 18
  • Saturday, April 25

The health and safety of our guests, the Urbana-Champaign business community, and our staff is of utmost importance and is our top priority. Currently we plan to assess each market individually and we will be complying with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Champaign, Urbana, and Champaign County Leaders Issue COVID-19 Statement

Champaign, Urbana, and Champaign County Leaders Issue COVID-19 Statement

As local government leaders, our top priorities are the health, safety, and welfare of our residents, visitors, and employees.  We know COVID-19 (coronavirus) will impact our community. While the full extent remains uncertain, we know that we must all take immediate steps to slow the spread of the virus today.  
 
Our government agencies are also working to ensure that the delivery of essential public services continues.  We are taking all necessary steps to make sure we continue to deliver critical police, fire, and emergency dispatch services and maintain public infrastructure.  Our agencies have taken measures to appropriately equip our first responders to protect themselves and those they serve. We continue to work closely with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to make sure the public has accurate and up-to-date information.
 

30 MPH Speed Limit - University Avenue

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.

IDOT crews will be performing the speed limit sign changes along the corridor in the coming week as part of this reduction process. The speed limit reduction will be effective once the new signs are in place.

 

STREET CLOSURE: West Washington Street closed between Birch Stree and Carle Avenue

Date: 
March 16, 2020 - 7:00am to March 20, 2020 - 5:00pm

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.

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

CANCELLED - St. Patrick's Day Event - West Main Street Closure

Date: 
March 17, 2020 - 4:30pm to 7:15pm

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.

South Race Street, West Main Street and South Broadway Avenue around the downtown area will be closed to thru traffic from 6:50 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for the World's Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

No thru traffic will be permitted on Springfield Avenue or Main Street in the downtown area during the event.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this area. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this event. Questions or concerns may be directed to Mr. Ben Holzhausen at (217) 384-2342 or beholzhausen@urbanaillinois.us.