Notices & Alerts

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirement in Effect

December 16, 2013 - 9:00am to December 17, 2013 - 9:00am

As of 9:00am, Monday, December 16, 2013, the Urbana Public Works Director has 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 has accumulated to two inches or more on 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 9:00am, Tuesday, December 17. 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 on the City’s website at:

Interstate 74 and Interstate 57 Patching

May 30, 2014 (All day)

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that patching will occur in Champaign and Vermilion Counties on Interstates 74 and 57 beginning April 21, 2014, continuing through May 31, 2014.

    The project includes patching of Interstate 57 from the Douglas County line to north of Interstate 74 and patching of Interstate 74 from University Avenue in Urbana to Martin Luther King Drive near Danville.   Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at locations where work is ongoing. 

The anticipated completion date is May 2014, weather permitting.  The contractor for the $400,000 project is Kinney Contractors.

Motorists are advised to slow down, obey posted limits and drive carefully through this and all work zones.

For more information about this project, please contact Paris Ervin at 217.782.5025 or Jae Miller 312.814.4693 at the Illinois Department of Transporation.

Iowa Street Closure between Orchard Street and Busey Avenue

December 3, 2013 - 7:00am to December 10, 2013 - 5:00pm

Duce Construction will be repairing a sanitary sewer pipe in the 600-block of West Iowa Street. Weather permitting, West Iowa Street between Orchard Street and Busey Avenue will be closed to thru traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

All residents along West Iowa Street will have access to their properties during the sewer repair.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway

Vine Street Lane Closure from Oregon Street to Nevada Street

December 2, 2013 - 7:30am to December 6, 2013 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, the southbound lane of Vine Street from Oregon Street to Nevada Street will be closed from 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013 for a sewer repair.

South bound traffic will be diverted to the center turn lane during the sewer repair. Traffic delays are to be expected during the lane closure. Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Concerns or questions may be directed to Mr. Jim Nixa at 217-384-2342.

U-Cycle Holiday Schedule

November 25, 2013 - 6:00am to November 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, U-Cycle will not collect recycling on Thursday. Thursday’s U-Cycle route will be collected on Friday, and Friday’s U-Cycle route will be collected on Saturday.
If you have any questions, please contact U-Cycle at (217) 384-2302.

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.