Notices & Alerts

West Illinois Street Closure

March 17, 2018 - 7:00am to March 26, 2018 - 7:00am

Weather permitting; West Illinois Street will be closed to thru traffic between South Lincoln Avenue and South Gregory Street starting at 7:00 a.m. Saturday March 17, 2018 through 7:00 a.m. Monday March 26, 2018 for a duct bank installation done by the University of Illinois.

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

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Additional Construction and Closures may take place near the University of Illinois Campus during the Spring Break period. 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 and Comment & Notice of Public Hearing

March 27, 2018 - 8:00am to April 26, 2018 - 5:00pm


The City of Urbana and the Urbana HOME Consortium is proposing an amendment to the City of Urbana & Urbana HOME Consortium FY 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan to include (1) changes to the Executive Summary Section with regard to the Citizen Participation Process & Section PR-15 Citizen Participation Plan and (2) to update the Geographical Priorities Section.

A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers of the Urbana City Building, prior to the Urbana Community Development Commission meeting, to receive comments and suggestions on the Amendment to the City of Urbana and Urbana HOME Consortium Consolidated Plan FY 2015-2019. 

Notice of Public Hearing - HOME Consortium

March 26, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

The City of Urbana, in its capacity as lead entity of the Urbana HOME Consortium (comprised of the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County/CCRPC) and in compliance with Executive Order 12898, is seeking citizen input regarding noise attenuation strategies as well as methods for removal of floodplain designations and flood insurance requirements as part of the Bristol Park Redevelopment in Champaign. The date and location for the scheduled public hearing is as follows:

Monday, March 26, 2018, 5:30-6:30pm:
City of Champaign City Council Chambers,
102 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Spring Leaf Collection 2018

April 16, 2018 - 6:00am to April 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Spring leaf collection will occur ONE week this April:

APRIL 16 - 20, 2018

Reidents must follow these requirements:

  1. Place leaves into 30-gallon paper lawn & garden bags
  2. Place bags at the street curb or along the roadway edge
  3. Only leaves and non-woody plant material is accepted
  5. If you have placed leaves in bags last year or earlier this season please check to ensure the bags are in good condition and can be handled without breaking.  Our Contractor will not pick up leaves that fall out of broken bags. 

Please place all bags out before 6:00 AM on your U-CYCLE collection day to ensure collection.  This is the only collection this Spring so please have leaves prepared and ready to go prior to April 16, 2018. 

Springfield Avenue and Matthews Avenue Closures

March 9, 2018 - 6:00am to March 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

The following streets will be closed from 6:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 for the University of Illinois Engineering Council’s Engineering Open House:

  • Springfield Avenue from Wright Street to Goodwin Avenue
  • Matthews Avenue from Springfield Avenue to Green Street

A detour route will be established utilizing Wright Street to University Avenue to Goodwin Avenue to Springfield Avenue.

Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.

CLOSED: Request for Proposal: Target Area Neighborhood Cleanup 2018

March 27, 2018 - 1:30pm


The Request for Proposal can be obtained from the City of Urbana, Community Development Services Department, Grants Management Division, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801 during regular office hours.

To be considered, completed proposal packets must be returned no later than 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at which time proposals will be publicly opened. 

Questions about the Request for Proposal should be directed to Randy Burgett, at (217) 384-2373 or by email at

The City reserves the right to waive technicalities or to accept or reject any proposal or combination of proposals based upon the City’s determination of its best interest.

Green Street Lane Closure

May 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

The north half of Green Street from Goodwin Avenue to Lincoln Avenue will be closed to westbound traffic starting 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018, until further notice. Westbound Green Street traffic will use a marked detour route via Springfield Avenue. Eastbound Green Street traffic will use the south half of the street. Northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained at all times at the Goodwin Avenue, and Lincoln Avenue, intersections with Green Street. If possible, through traffic is encouraged to use University Avenue or Florida Avenue instead of using Green Street during construction.

Periodic lane closures on Lincoln Avenue north and south of Green Street and on Lincoln Avenue east of Lincoln Avenue to Busey Avenue may also occur during this time period.

The sidewalks on the south side of Green Street from Goodwin Avenue to Lincoln Avenue will remain open to pedestrians. Pedestrian access for the CUMTD bus stop system will be available at bus stops provided on Springfield Avenue and Goodwin Avenue in the vicinity of the project. CUMTD buses will not be using Green Street from Goodwin Avenue to Lincoln Avenue at this time.

Race Street Closure

February 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:30pm

As part of annual tree pruning, and weather permitting, The City Arbor Division will be closing Race Street between Florida Avenue and Delaware Avenue completely to all traffic on Wednesday, March 7 10:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.

Access to all driveways and properties will be maintained throughout the pruning. A detour route utilizing South Broadway Avenue will be marked to route traffic around the work zone.

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

CLOSED - Request for Bid: Nuisance Vegetation Abatement Service

March 26, 2018 - 2:00pm


The City of Urbana is requesting bids for ITB #1718-19 Nuisance Vegetation Abatement Service.  The service will involve mowing and trimming vegetation on properties sited for nuisance code violations.

The Invitation to Bid can be obtained at the Public Works Department 706 Glover Ave. Urbana, IL 61802 or by registering at:

Bids are due 2:00pm March 26, 2018 at the Public Works Department 706 Glover Ave. Urbana, IL 61802.

Questions about this Invitation to Bid should be directed to Scott Tess, by email at

Stone Creek Boulevard Lane Closure

February 26, 2018 - 7:00am to March 2, 2018 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting; the eastbound lane on Stone Creek Boulevard between Castlerock Drive and Muirfield Place will be closed starting at 7:00 a.m., Monday, February 26, 2018 through 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018 for a storm sewer and street pavement repair. All traffic will be shifted to two-way traffic in the westbound lane of Stone Creek Boulevard between Castlerock Drive and Muirfield Place.

Access will be maintained to all properties on Stone Creek Boulevard during the project. Traffic control will be in place to guide motorists through the area where travel is switched to two-way traffic in the westbound lane.

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