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Notices & Alerts

West High Street Closure

Date: 
November 13, 2014 - 5:00pm

Duce Construction will be installing a sanitary manhole in the 600-block of West High Street. West High Street between Orchard Street and Coler Avenue will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. to Wednesday, November 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. All residents along West High Street will be able to access their properties during the manhole installation.


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Urbana Enterprise Zone Informational Open House and Public Hearing

Date: 
November 6, 2014 - 11:30am to 2:00pm

Pursuant to the revised Illinois Enterprise Zone Act (20 ILCS 655/1 et seq.) the current Urbana Enterprise Zone will expire in 2016. The City of Urbana and Champaign County are currently preparing to apply for the creation of a new Enterprise Zone. The application is due at the end of 2014.

A presentation highlighting the purpose of the proposed new Enterprise Zone, the application process to apply for a new Zone, and proposed Zone boundaries will be given at 11:30 am. The Public Hearing and discussion on the Enterprise Zone will follow immediately at Noon (12:00 pm). The open house will continue after the conclusion of the Public Hearing through 2:00 pm. The Enterprise Zone presentation may be repeated upon request at 1:30 pm.

Scovill Street Closure

Date: 
October 29, 2014 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

Scovill Street from Anderson Street to Lynn Street will be intermittently closed to thru traffic from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 for Burnett Tree Service to remove a tree at 710 Scovill Street, weather permitting.


Any street closures will be short in duration and access will be maintained to all properties on Scovill Street.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Church Street Nighttime Closure

Date: 
November 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

The City of Urbana has contracted Illini Concrete Raising, Inc of Champaign, Illinois to perform concrete pavement repairs to Church Street between Orchard Street and the intersection of Park Street and McCullough Street.


This work will be performed during nighttime hours between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. each night. Beginning November 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and ending November 7, 2014 at 7:00 a.m., Church Street between Orchard Street and the intersection of Park Street and McCullough Street will be closed to thru traffic, weather permitting. The street will be open during the day when no work is being performed.


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Springfield Avenue Lane Closures

Date: 
October 29, 2014 - 7:00am to October 31, 2014 - 5:00pm

Periodic lane closures for pavement resurfacing can be expected along Springfield Avenue between Coler Avenue and McCullough Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 and ending at 5:00 p.m., on Friday October 31, 2014.


Two-way traffic will be maintained on Springfield Avenue at all times.


Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Elm Street Closure

Date: 
November 5, 2014 - 5:00pm

Due to a water main break, Elm Street between Vine Street and Broadway Avenue will be closed until further notice.


Motorists can access the Independent Media Center (IMC) and U.S. Post Office (202 South Broadway Avenue, Urbana) from Main Street to Broadway Avenue.  Access to the Federal Court House (201 South Vine Street, Urbana), City of Urbana parking lot #10-A North, and the Champaign County Courthouse parking lot is available from Vine Street to Elm Street.


We apologize for any inconvenience the temporary rerouting may cause.

UI Homecoming Parade Street Closures

Date: 
October 24, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

On Friday, October 24, 2014 the University of Illinois will be conducting their Annual Homecoming Parade.


The following streets will be closed to traffic from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. :



  • Green Street from Wright Street to Mathews Avenue

  • Mathews Avenue from Green Street to Nevada Street

The parade will start on Sixth Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, follow Sixth Street to Armory Street, Armory Street to Wright Street, Wright Street to Green Street, Green Street to Mathews Avenue, and Mathews Avenue to Nevada Street.

Wright Street, Goodwin Avenue, and Maple Street Railroad Crossing Work

Date: 
October 22, 2014 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

Norfolk-Southern Railroad will be rehabilitating the Wright Street, Goodwin Avenue, and Maple Street Railroad Crossings in Urbana starting on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 7:00 A.M. to Friday October 24, 2014 at 5:00 P.M., weather permitting. One lane of traffic will be closed at the Wright Street and Goodwin Avenue Railroad Crossings but both streets will remain open to through traffic at all times.


Maple Street between University Avenue and Main Street will be closed to through traffic for the railroad crossing work. A detour route is provided via University Avenue to Vine Street to Main Street. Access will be maintained to all properties on Maple Street during the railroad crossing work, but no through traffic will be permitted on Maple Street between University Avenue and Main Street.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Iowa Street Closure

Date: 
October 17, 2014 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

Iowa Street between Orchard Street and Busey Avenue will be closed to thru traffic on Friday October 17, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 P.M., weather permitting. Hoerr Construction will be installing cured-in-place liners in two storm sewers in the 700 block of West Iowa Street. All residents along West Iowa Street will be able to access their properties during the storm sewer lining work.


We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.

Gregory Drive Closure for Urbana Fire Department Trench/Rope Rescue Training

Date: 
October 13, 2014 - 8:00am to 6:00pm

The Urbana Fire Department MABAS 28 Division will be conducting Technical Rescue Team TRAINING drills from 8am to 6pm on Monday, October 13 2014.   

UFD will simulate a trench rescue response and a rope rescue response to an earthquake.  This is a multi-incident training exercise that will be at two locations.  The trench rescue training incident will be in the morning at the Illinois American Water Treatment facility on North Mattis in Champaign, Illinois.  The rope rescue training incident will be in the late morning and afternoon at Hendrick House located at Lincoln and Green in Urbana, Illinois. 

Gregory Drive from Green Street to the Boneyard will be closed to traffic while the drill takes place.  The public can expect to see a heavy presence of fire department personnel at these locations.

Any questions should be directed to Captain Dave Wisher at 384-2420

 

Griggs Street Closure

Date: 
October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Griggs Street between Wood Street and Central Avenue will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014 for an Urbana Legacy Tree Dedication. Residents will have access to their driveways during this road closure; no detour is planned.


Your patience is appreciated while this event is underway.

2015 Surface Seal Street Maintenance Project

Date: 
September 14, 2015 - 7:00am to September 18, 2015 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana has contracted with Corrective Asphalt Materials, LLC to place a surface seal on newly improved asphalt pavements that is intended to help the City extend the life of our pavements. Surface seal will be placed on the following streets throughout the City of Urbana:

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