Notices & Alerts

Notice of Neighborhood Meetings & Public Hearing

January 8, 2014 - 6:30pm to January 9, 2014 - 6:30pm

The City of Urbana and the Urbana HOME Consortium (comprised of the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County) is seeking citizen input regarding community needs for the preparation of the Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.  The AAP establishes budgets for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs.

The dates and places for the scheduled neighborhood meetings and public hearing are as follows:

Cancelled due to weather:  Monday, January 6, 2014 @ 6:30pm: Prairie School Library, 2102 East Washington Street, Urbana

Cancelled due to weather: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 6:30pm: Hamilton on the Park Clubhouse, 1201 North Brookstone Drive, Urbana

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 6:30pm: Crystal View Townhomes Community Center, 102 East Stebbins, Urbana

Thursday, January 9, 2014 @ 10:00am: Public Hearing for Social Service Agencies & Organizations, Urbana City Council Chambers, 400  South Vine Street, Urbana

Thursday, January 9, 2014 @ 6:30pm:  Urbana City Council Chambers, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana

U-Cycle Holiday Schedule

December 25, 2013 (All day) to January 4, 2014 (All day)

Due to the Christmas Day and New Year's Day holidays, U-Cycle's mid-week routes will be delayed by one day.  

 On Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, U-Cycle will not collect; Collection will be delayed for one day the remainder of the week. 

On New Year's Day, Wednesday, January 1, U-Cycle will not collect; Collection will be delayed for one day the remainder of the week.

Questions?  Call U-Cycle at (217) 384-2302.

Happy Holidays!

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.