Notices & Alerts

Washington Street and Race Street Sidewalk Ramp Improvements

The City of Urbana has contracted with Kinney Contractors to perform sidewalk ramp reconstruction at the intersection of Race Street and Washington Street. Weather permitting, this work is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 21, 2013 and should be completed by Friday, November 8, 2013.

This project consists of removing the existing curbs, driveways, and sidewalks; then installing new concrete curb and gutter, sidewalks and driveway improvements. The goal of the project is to bring this intersection up to current accessibility guidelines.

Two-way traffic will be maintained on Race Street and Washington Street at all times.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Milling and Repaving of Main Street from Grove Street to Dewey Street

October 18, 2013 - 7:00am to November 1, 2013 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, Cross Construction Company, Urbana, Illinois, will begin daytime milling and repaving operations at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013 on Main Street from Grove Street to Dewey Street.

The milling and repaving will commence at the easterly limits and proceed to the west. The milling and resurfacing is expected to extend into the week of October 28th and be completed by November 1, 2013.

During this phase of the road construction through traffic will be allowed, but delays may be expected as the milling and paving operation proceeds. Vehicular traffic may want to choose an alternate route.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Florida Avenue Lane Closure

Weather permitting, the eastbound lane of Florida Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Orchard Street will be closed for pavement repairs beginning 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013 through 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013.

Two detours will be maintained during this project:

  1. Southbound on Lincoln Avenue to Windsor Road, then east on Windsor Road to Race Street, then north on Race Street to Florida Avenue
  2. Northbound on Lincoln Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, then east on Pennsylvania Avenue to Race Street, then south on Race Street to Florida Avenue

The westbound lane of Florida Avenue will remain open at all times.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Beslin Street Closure

August 28, 2013 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, Beslin Street from Romine Street to Goodwin Avenue will be closed to one lane of traffic starting Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. through Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. for pavement reconstruction.

Through traffic will be permitted during this time but will be restricted to one lane at the intersection of Mathews Avenue and Beslin Street.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Gregory Street Closure

July 15, 2013 - 7:00am to July 31, 2013 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, Gregory Street at Illinois Street will be closed to thru traffic from 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 for removal and replacement of steam tunnel.

There will be no detour.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mathews Avenue and Eads Street Closures

July 9, 2013 - 8:00am to July 26, 2013 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, the Mathews Avenue-Church Street Improvement Project will begin construction on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Stage one of construction will close Mathews Avenue from south of Ellis Drive to the north edge of Beech Street and will close Eads Street at Mathews Avenue from July 9, 2013 to July 26, 2013.

Marked detour routes will be created utilizing Ellis Drive, Beech Street, Goodwin Avenue, and Romine Street. All dates mentioned are subject to change depending on weather and work progress. Further updates will follow as work progresses.

2021 Bulk Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale

The City of Urbana and other local partners are hosting a bulk rain barrel and compost bin sale.  Order at  Subsidies for barrels are available with the following conditions:

Champaign Stormwater Utility Fee payers can apply for $29 subsidies for unlimited barrels using this form

Urbana Stormwater Utility Fee payers are limited to the purchase of 2 subsidized barrels and can apply for $25 subsidies using this form

Severe Weather Week

March 1, 2021 - 12:01am to March 5, 2021 - 11:59pm


Champaign County EMA and Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urge People to Prepare for Severe Weather


Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois is March 1-5



February 4, 2021 - 11:00am


NOTICE OF LOTTERY for Ballot Placement VIRTUAL DRAWING – via Zoom (April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election)A lottery is initiated to determine ballot placement for candidates seeking election in the April 2021 Consolidated Election.Therefore, notice is hereby given that on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the City of the Urbana city building, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801. A lottery will be held to determine ballot placement for the April 6, 2021 Consolidate Election.




Tornado Damage-Residential Tree and Brush Collection

June 4, 2019 - 12:01am

Debris Removal SUNA Storm 2019There was major tree devastation in a limited section of SE Urbana due to a tornado on Sunday, May 26, 2019. The City of Urbana is offering short-term, emergency tree and brush pick-up from private property to assist residents in recovery efforts.

WHERE: Area bounded by Race, Windsor, Philo, and Silver/Mumford.

WHAT: TREE LIMBS AND BRUSH DEBRIS ONLY. NO CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS OR LOGS OVER 10 INCHES IN DIAMETER. Per regulations of the Landscape Recycling Center, limbs must be 8 feet or shorter in length and 10 inches or less in diameter (plus brush and branches).

HOW: Place materials in the parkway near curb where it can be picked up by heavy equipment, away from mailboxes, vehicles, signs, light poles, fire hydrants etc. Do not place materials in the street.

WHEN: Tree limbs and brush must be placed in the parkway no later than June 4, 2019 to be included in this pick-up.

Please call 217-384-2342 if you have questions.