Notices & Alerts

Lane Closure - East Main Street

October 21, 2019 - 7:00am to November 8, 2019 - 5:00pm


The east bound lane of East Main Street will be closed to thru traffic between Cottage Grove Avenue and Glover Avenue, starting on Monday October 21 at 7:00am until Friday November 8 at 5:00pm to install a new sanitary sewer manhole. The marked detour route will be Cottage Grove Avenue to Green Street to Glover Avenue to East Main Street.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction zones.

Beware of Fake GoFundMe Account


The City of Urbana has been made aware of a fraudulent GoFundMe campaign circulating within the local area.

"It looks like a GoFundMe campaign, sent from our domain and with our City's name and logo," Sanford Hess, City of Urbana IT Director said.

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive emails and websites. It is a sophisticated form of cyberattack.

The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something needed or wanted. It can be a request from a bank, a note from an insurance company-which are all fake-to entice people to click a link or download an attachment.

In this particular phishing scheme, an email is sent with a fake email address, which includes the City’s name and logo, asking for help for a sick child, who does not exist.

“But, this is really a phish, and the (fake) GoFundMe link goes to a PayPal account,” Hess reiterated.

CLOSED - Request for Proposal: Classification and Compensation Study Services (1920-14)

November 8, 2019 - 4:00pm


Requesting Division: Human Resource
Contact Person: Todd Rent
Address: 400 South Vine Street
Telephone No.: (217) 384-2451
E-mail Address:

The City of Urbana is seeking qualified and experienced human resource consulting firm to conduct a one-time classification and compensation study of non-bargaining unit positions.

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

Classification and Compensation Study Contact Form

Proposals will be received at the Human Resource Division - Human Resource Director, City of Urbana, Illinois through 4:00 P.M. on Friday, November 8, 2019.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive irregularities or technicalities,

CLOSED: Invitation to Bid: Oils and Lubricants for City Fleet (1920-12)

October 11, 2019 - 8:00am to November 5, 2019 - 2:00pm


Requesting Department: Urbana Public Works
Contact Person: Barb Stiehl
Address: 706 South Glover Avenue
Telephone No.: (217) 384-2342
E-mail Address:

The City of Urbana, Illinois seeks bids from qualified vendors for the supply and delivery of the City's annual requirement for virgin lubricating oils to be used in its City Fleet.

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

Oils and Lubricants for City Fleet Contact Form

Sealed hardcopy bids MUST be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration.

Bid Submission Date: 11/05/2019   Time: 2:00 P.M. Central

City of Urbana and Sunpower Corporation Awarded Crucial State Solar Incentive

Urbana, IL - The City of Urbana’s Solar partnership with Sunpower Corporation to develop a commercial solar array on top of the City’s closed landfill has received a crucial financial incentive from the State of Illinois’ Solar For All program. The program provides financial incentives for developers to build new solar energy facilities that supply electricity to low income qualified households.

The City completed a qualifications based selection for a landfill solar developer at the end of 2017 and entered into a lease option with Sunpower Corporation, a global solar energy manufacturer and installer, to develop a solar array on the City’s closed landfill. On August 22, 2019 the City/Sunpower project was selected for a Low Income Community Solar incentive by the Illinois Power Agency’s Solar For All program. This incentive makes a landfill solar development commercially viable at the City’s closed landfill. Sunpower will now make all preparations required of approved vendors in the Solar For All program. Additionally, the City will convert the lease option into a long term lease pursuant to the terms of the lease option.

CLOSED: Request for Proposal: Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Cylinders (1920-11)

October 21, 2019 - 5:00pm


Requesting Department: Fire Department
Contact Person: DC Kyle Hensch
Address: 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Telephone No.: (217) 384-2420
E-Mail Address:

The original Proposal MUST be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration:

Proposal Submission Date: 10/21/2019 Time: 5:00 P.M. Central Time

Allowable Means for Transmitting Proposals: Respondents to this RFP may submit electronic or hard copy responses. Electronically submitted proposals shall be sent to the above listed e-mail address with “RFP – SCBA Cylinders” listed in the subject line. Hard copy proposals must be submitted with a minimum of one original hardcopy clearly marked “RFP – SCBA Cylinders” and must be delivered to the Urbana Fire Department at 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, Illinois, 61801 by 5:00 PM local time on 10/21/2019.

Urbana High School Homecoming Parade Street Closure

October 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The Urbana High School Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 11, 2019. Race Street from Michigan Avenue to Iowa Street will be closed to through traffic beginning at 1:00 p.m. through the start of the parade at 3:00 p.m. The parade will end at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Traffic along the parade route will only be obstructed for the short time it takes for the parade to clear the area.

The route for the parade is as follows:

• North on Race Street from Iowa Street to Washington Street
• East on Washington to Race Street
• North on Race to Main Street
• East on Main to Vine Street
• South on Vine to Washington Street
• West on Washington to Broadway Avenue (into the High School parking lot)

Concerns or questions may be directed to Mr. Vince Gustafson at 217-384-2380 Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway. For more information about the City of Urbana, please visit

CLOSED - Invitation to Bid: Street Can Waste Collection Services (1920-10)


The following is sought: Facilities and Street Can Waste Collection Services

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: 10/3/2019
Date Published in News-Gazette: 10/6/2019

The original Bid plus 0 copies MUST be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration:

Bid Submission Date: 10/9/2019 Time: 2:00 P.M. Central Time

Lane Reduction - Lincoln Avenue

October 2, 2019 - 7:00am to October 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

Southbound traffic on South Lincoln Avenue will be reduced to one lane between Western Avenue and Green Street, starting on Wednesday October 2 at 7:00am until Friday October 11 at 5:00pm for a repair to a storm sewer manhole by Cross Construction, Inc. This work is part of the 2018-2020 Miscellaneous Sewer Repair Contract.

Access to all properties along South Lincoln Avenue will be maintained during the repair.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you for your cooperation while this improvement is in progress. Questions or concerns may be directed to Mr. Justin Swinford at (217) 384-2342 or

Street Closure for Bruce Nesbitt African-American Cultural Center Dedication

October 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:30pm


South Mathews Avenue from Oregon Street to West Nevada Street, and West Nevada Street from Mathews Avenue to Goodwin Avenue will be closed to traffic from approximately 9:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Urbana Public Works will be installing temporary signage to accommodate a one-way reversal on Oregon Street that allows Southbound Mathews Avenue traffic to exit East onto Goodwin Avenue.

City of Urbana parking meters have been reserved “No Parking” for the event area and Oregon Street traffic flow reversal.

We appreciate your patience while this event is underway.



The City of Urbana has contracted with Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. (APTech) to perform a citywide pavement condition assessment and inspection project during September 26 – October 4, 2019. Using advanced pavement testing tools, APTech will assess local pavement conditions. The City will use this data to identify the streets most in need of repairs and develop a multi-year paving and preservation plan.