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Windsor Road Lane Closures

Date: 
March 6, 2014 - 5:00pm

The following lanes on Windsor Road will be closed starting immediately today until further notice is given by the City of Urbana:

  • Windsor Road westbound outside lane from Vine Street to just west of Race Street
  • Windsor Road eastbound outside lane from Vine Street to just east of Philo Road

Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times on Windsor Road. Work crews will be patching potholes continually on this section of Windsor Road to keep the road open to traffic until the pavement can be permanently reconstructed or rehabilitated. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution while traveling on Windsor Road from Race Street to Philo Road due to deteriorated pavement conditions. Rough Road signs are currently in place. Advisory speed limits signs dropping the speed limit from 40 mph to 30 mph will be in place starting tomorrow February 21st.

Notice of Rescheduled Neighborhood Meeting/Public Hearing

Date: 
March 4, 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) seek citizen input regarding community needs for the preparation of the City of  Urbana & Urbana HOME Consortium Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. The Annual Action Plan is the City of Urbana’s budget for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs, and also includes the budgets for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) by the City of Urbana, City of Champaign, and Champaign County.

The neighborhood meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 6:30pm, Prairie School Library, 2102 East Washington Street, Urbana IL 61801

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations for any of these hearings should contact Community Development Services at 384-2447, TTY 384-2360, email khmierkowski@urbanaillinois.us, or contact the City of Urbana Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at 384-2466.

2013 Sewer Lining Project - Washington Street Closure

Date: 
February 14, 2014 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

As part of the on-going 2013 Sewer Lining Project, Hoerr Construction, Inc. from Peoria, Illinois will be performing sewer lining along Washington Street between Race Street and Vine Street on Friday, February 14, 2014, weather permitting. As a result of this work, Washington Street will be closed to through traffic.

You will be notified via a door hanger brochure if the sanitary sewer that serves your house is being lined. Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Effect

Date: 
February 6, 2014 - 9:30am to February 7, 2014 - 12:00pm

As of 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014, 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 9:30 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014. 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 http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.

U-Cycle Routes Delayed Due to Weather

Date: 
February 5, 2014 - 7:00am to February 8, 2014 - 5:00pm

The U-Cycle route will not run on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 due to weather conditions.  Route collections will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week.

To ensure recycling collection,  place recycling carts or bins at the street curb by 7:00 a.m.

Concerns or questions may be directed to the Urbana Public Works Department at 217-384-2342.

Notice of Rescheduled Neighborhood Meeting/Public Hearing

Date: 
February 18, 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) seek citizen input regarding community needs for the preparation of the City of  Urbana & Urbana HOME Consortium Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. The Annual Action Plan is the City of Urbana’s budget for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs, and also includes the budgets for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) by the City of Urbana, City of Champaign, and Champaign County.

The neighborhood meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @ 6:30pm, Hamilton on the Park Community Center, 1201 N. Brookstone Dr., Urbana

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations for any of these hearings should contact Community Development Services at 384-2447, TTY 384-2360, email khmierkowski@urbanaillinois.us, or contact the City of Urbana Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at 384-2466.

 

Vine Street Lane Closure from Illinois Street to Green Street

Date: 
January 29, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

The northbound lanes of Vine Street from Illinois Street to Green Street will be closed to thru traffic from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in order to accommodate crane installation of HVAC equipment at the Urbana City Building.

Northbound traffic on Vine Street may take the following detour: Illinois Street east to Urbana Street, Urbana Street north to Green Street, Green Street west to Vine Street.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

2013 Sewer Lining Project

Date: 
January 22, 2014 - 8:00am to February 11, 2014 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana is upgrading 13,000 feet of sewer pipe to maintain the integrity of the sanitary and storm sewer systems in the area.

Beginning Wednesday, January 22, 2014 through Tuesday, February 11, 2014 weather permitting Hoerr Construction, Inc. from Peoria, Illinois will be performing sewer lining at various locations around Urbana. You will be notified via a door hanger brochure if the sanitary sewer that serves your house is being lined.

This sewer lining process relies on trenchless sewer reconstruction technology that does not involve time consuming, expensive and disruptive open excavations. Instead of digging up and replacing the old pipe, the cured-in-place process provides for the insertion of a special lining inside the old pipe. The new liner creates a watertight, smooth-surfaced and long-lasting pipe within the old sewer.

Locations affected by the Sewer Lining Project include:

• Back yards from 609 to 615 Colorado Avenue / 608 to 614 E. Harding Drive

• Goose Alley and Parking Lot 2 adjacent to Water Street

• Coler Avenue between California Avenue and Oregon Street

Christmas Tree Collection 2014

Date: 
January 7, 2014 - 6:00am to January 17, 2014 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana will provide FREE Christmas tree collection to all residents for 2 weeks this holiday season on your U-Cycle collection day.

January 7 - 11, 2014

January 13 - 17, 2014

Residents must follow these requirements:

  1. Please place tree along curb (on the parkway) by 6:00 a.m. on your regular U-Cycle collection day.
  2. Remove all decorations, lights, stands and metal from the tree before collection.
  3. No tinsel or flocked trees.  Remove any plastic tree bags or film from tree.
    *Trees may also be dropped off for FREE at the Urbana Landscape Recycling Center located at 1210 E. University Avenue.  Contact the center at (217) 344-5323 for hours.

Questions?  Call (217) 384-2416

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Effect

Date: 
January 8, 2014 - 12:00pm to January 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

As of 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 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 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Public sidewalks within these districts which are not in compliance could be cleared by the City or its contractor 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: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.