Notices & Alerts

Poplar Street Closure

Date: 
April 16, 2018 - 7:00am to April 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting; South Poplar Street will be closed to thru traffic between East Green Street and East Illinois Street starting at 7:00 a.m. Monday April 16, 2018 through 5:00 p.m. Friday April 20, 2018 for a sanitary sewer repair done by D&S Sewer Service.

Access will be maintained to all properties along South Poplar Street but no thru traffic will be permitted on South Poplar Street between East Green Street and East Illinois Street during the repair.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

Griggs Street Closure

Date: 
April 14, 2018 -
11:00am to 6:00pm

Weather permitting; Griggs Street will be closed to traffic from Race Street to Wood Street starting at 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 14, 2018 through 6:00 p.m. Saturday April 14, 2018 for the Boneyard Arts Festival.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all festival areas. Please use caution when traveling in this area. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

Notice of Availability for Public Review & Comment Draft FY 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan

Date: 
April 10, 2018 - 8:00am to May 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Urbana City Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building, prior to the Urbana Community Development Commission meeting, to receive comments and suggestions on the Draft City of Urbana and Urbana HOME Consortium FY 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan.

SPECIAL NEEDS ACCESS - DIAL 7-1-1: Persons with disabilities who need accommodations for this hearing should contact Community Development Services at 384-2447 through the Illinois Relay (a FREE service that allows people who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Speech-Disabled, or Deaf-Blind to place and receive calls to standard telephone users via a keyboard or assistive device. To Call Illinois Relay simply Dial 7-1-1; Relay is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year).  You may also email khmierkowski@urbanaillinois.us, or contact the City of Urbana Americans with Disabilities Coordinator at 384-2466. 

Cunningham Avenue Lane Closure

Date: 
April 9, 2018 - 7:00am to May 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting; as part of the 2017 Storm Sewer Cleaning and Televising Project, Michels Corporation will be cleaning and televising sewers and will close the outside travel lanes on Cunningham Avenue between Crystal Lake Drive and Airport Road on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. Intermittent lane closures will continue through Friday, May 4, 2018.

Cunningham Avenue will remain open to through traffic at all times and access will be maintained to all properties on Cunningham Avenue during the cleaning and televising process. Traffic control will be in place to guide motorists through the areas where travel is reduced to three lanes.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you for your cooperation while this work is in progress.

West Oregon Street Closure

Date: 
April 11, 2018 - 6:00am to April 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting; West Oregon Street will be closed to thru traffic between South Goodwin Avenue and South Gregory Street starting at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday April 11, 2018 through 5:00 p.m. Thursday April 12, 2018 for construction of a tower crane by Custom Service Crane for the University of Illinois.

Access will be maintained to all properties along West Oregon Street but no thru traffic will be permitted on West Oregon Street between South Goodwin Avenue and South Gregory Street during the construction.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Please use caution when traveling in this area. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project.

I-74 Roadwork Between Urbana and Saint Joseph

Date: 
November 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces roadwork beginning April 2 on Interstate 74 from High Cross Road in Urbana to two miles east of the Saint Joseph interchange, with lane closures beginning on or about April 16, weather permitting. One lane in each direction on I-74 will remain open at all times during this work.

Work is expected to last through mid-November.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, restrain from using mobile devices and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.

Race Street, Lierman Avenue & Industrial Circle Lane Closures

Date: 
March 27, 2018 - 8:00am to March 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, periodic lane closures can be expected on Industrial Circle north of Tatman Court starting Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and ending Friday, March 30, 2018 for pavement repairs.

Weather permitting, periodic lane closures can be expected on Lierman Avenue from Washington Street to Main Street starting Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and ending Friday, March 30, 2018 for pavement repairs.

Weather permitting, periodic lane closures can be expected on Race Street from Indiana Avenue to Iowa Street on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and on Friday, March 30, 2018 for pavement repairs.

Further information about the 2016 Concrete Patching Project – Part 2 can be found at http://www.urbanaillinois.us/projects.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Effect

Date: 
March 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to March 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

At 12:00 pm, Sunday, March 25, 2018, the Urbana Public Works Director declared the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.

Due to the winter storm, snow combined with ice and/or two inches or more of snow has accumulated sidewalks. In order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City ordinance requires that public sidewalks, within the defined districts, be cleared by adjacent property owners within 24 hours after the Public Works Director’s declaration.

Sidewalks need to be cleared by 12:00 pm, Monday, March 26, 2018. Public sidewalks within these districts, which are not in compliance, could be cleared by the City at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied.

Maps of the snow removal districts and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found at: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.

City of Urbana & Cunningham Township Consolidated Social Service Funding Applications FY 2018-2019

Date: 
March 26, 2018 - 8:00am to April 26, 2018 - 4:00pm

Non-profit organizations seeking funds to operate social service programs benefiting Urbana residents are welcome to apply to the Consolidated Social Service Funding (CSSF) Pool, when applications will become available on Monday, March 26, 2018.  Funds may be used for both services to clients and program operating costs.  

Applications will be available Monday, March 26, 2018 at the following locations:

Main Street and Broadway Avenue Closures

Date: 
March 17, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

The City of Urbana will close the following streets for the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

  • Main Street from Race Street to Cedar Street from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parking on this section will be restricted during this time.
  • Broadway Avenue between Water Street and Main Street from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parking will not be restricted on this section.
  • Main Street between Race Street and Broadway Avenue from 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Parking will not be restricted on this section.

No detour route will be established for this closure.

The City of Urbana appreciates your patience and cooperation during this street closure.