Notices & Alerts

Smith Road Sanitary Sewer Extension

March 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Smith Road Sanitary Sewer Extension has been awarded by the City of Urbana to Cross Construction, Inc. of Urbana, Illinois. The project is located on North Smith Road between Butzow Drive and Barr Avenue. The project award amount is $83,050.15. This project is funded by the Sanitary Sewer Benefit Tax.

Weather permitting, work on this project will begin on Monday, February 19, 2018 and be substantially completed by March 9, 2018. Access to all properties will be maintained for the duration of this project. Traffic control will be in place to safely direct motorists around the construction area.

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

CLOSED: Request for Proposals #1718-20: Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Semi-Truck Sale

March 9, 2018 - 2:00pm


Specifications and General Terms and Conditions may be requested through this page:  Alternatively, they may be examined and copies obtained at the City of Urbana Public Works Department, 706 Glover Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Questions about this Invitation to Bid should be directed to the City of Urbana Environmental Sustainability Division Manager, Scott Tess, by email at or by telephone at 217.384.2381. 

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.


William R. Gray, P. E., Director
City of Urbana, Illinois 61802

Closed: Request for Proposals - 2018-2020 Sewer Clean-Up Contract

February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana is requesting proposals for the 2018-2020 Sewer Clean-Up Contract. This contract will involve work associated with Category 3 water damage mitigation and repair deemed necessary because of sewer cleaning activities. This contract will be awarded for a two-year period and the prices submitted must be honored for the duration of the contract.

All proposals submitted by the end of day (5:00pm local time) on Thursday, February 15, 2018 will be considered for this contract. The notice of award for this contract will be issued the following week.

RFP materials for this contract may be obtained from the Public Works Department by contacting Justin Swinford at or 217-384-2343.

Closed: UPD Accepting Tow Applications

February 15, 2018 - 5:00pm


The Urbana Police Department is currently accepting applications from tow companies for the police department rotational tow list. Tow companies must meet several minimal qualifications. A summary of the list of qualifications include:

  • Ability to respond to calls 24 hours per day / 7 days per week / 365 days per year
  • Maintain a minimum of three different tow trucks, one of which must be a flatbed, and staff capable of mobilizing all three trucks at one time
  • Response time from call to arrival on scene of 20 minutes
  • Ability to release vehicles 24 hours per day, including a 30-minute response time to a facility located in the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area.

If you are interested in being considered for this list, please review the linked application and contact Deputy Chief Bryant Seraphin at (217) 384-2334 by 5:00 pm on February 15, 2018.

Storm Sewer Cleaning and Televising Project

April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana has contracted with Michels Corporation, from Brownsville, WI, to clean and televise 43,300 linear feet of storm sewer pipe to maintain the integrity of the storm sewer system. Beginning Monday, January 29, 2018 Michels Corporation will be performing storm sewer cleaning and inspections at various locations around Urbana.

The cleaning and televising of storm sewers allows the City to ensure that the storm sewer system is functioning properly and to identify deficiencies in the sewer pipes that need to be repaired. This is done with robotic cameras, vacuum excavation equipment, and high-pressure water cleaning equipment.

Maps of the areas affected by sewer cleaning and televising are available at:

One or more travel lanes of a street may be closed at the cleaning and televising locations to accommodate the Contractor’s equipment and set-up. Generally, cleaning and televising is completed within one day at the location so any traffic impacts will be temporary.

Delaware Avenue Emergency Closure

January 25, 2018 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Due to public safety concerns, on Thursday, January 25, 2018 Delaware Avenue between Busey Avenue and Orchard Street will be closed from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. for an emergency tree removal.

Thank you for your cooperation while this removal is in progress.

Closed: Request for Bid: Illinois Traffic Citations and Warning Tickets

February 9, 2018 - 5:00pm


  1. IL Traffic Ticket: 6-PART NCR (original, canary, white, green, goldenrod, blue), double-side printing (front same, 2nd side has unique pages [except for pages 2&3]) 25 traffic citations per book, sequential numbering in the upper right corner of each ticket, printing for URBANA POLICE, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, URBANA ILLINOIS, COURTROOM L, 101 E MAIN STREET, URBANA, 61801 IL. Traffic Tickets must conform to ILLINOIS UNIFORM TRAFFIC CITATION AND COMPLAINT.  Quantity:  101 and 201/book. 
  2. Warning Notice: 3 Part NCR (original, pink, canary), double-sided printing on pages 2&3, 50 Warning notices per book, sequential numbering in the upper right hand corner of each Notice, printing for URBANA POLICE DEPARTMENT, 400 SOUTH VINE STREET, URBANA, IL, (217) 384-2320.  Quantity:  51, 101, and 201/book. 

Examples of Warning and Citation are attached below. If you would like to see the actual ticket books, please contact:

Urbana Police, 400 S. Vine Street
Urbana, IL 61801 
(217) 384-2320

Lincoln Avenue Lane Reduction

January 24, 2018 - 8:00am to January 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting; the northbound lanes on Lincoln Avenue near Nevada Street will be reduced to one lane from 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 through 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 for a storm sewer connection being done by Mayfield Construction. Lincoln Avenue will remain open to traffic at all times during the project.

Access will be maintained to all properties on Lincoln Avenue during the project. Traffic control will be in place to guide motorists through the areas where travel is reduced to one 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.