The 'worst' streets in C-U

The 'worst' streets in C-U

The cities of Champaign and Urbana have ranked, using their own criteria, their streets that they consider to be in the worst condition. An interactive map of the list is available online at


1. Bailey Street, from Water Street to Locust Street. Score: 0 out of 100 possible points.

2. Elm Street, from 361 feet north of Vine Street to the end of the sidewalk on the west side. Score: 0.

3. Sixth Street, from Church Street to the dead end. Score: 0.

4. Oak Street, from Washington Street to the dead end. Score: 1.

5. Carrelton Drive, from Scottsdale Drive to Westfield Drive. Score: 2.

6. Vine Street, from Neil Street to Hickory Street. Score: 2.

7. Healey Street, from Willis Avenue to McKinley Avenue. Score: 3.

8. Prairie Street, from 147 feet north of Stanage Avenue to Stanage Avenue. Score: 3.

9. Russell Street, from Daniel Street to William Street. Score: 3.

10. Chestnut Street, from the dead end to Bradley Avenue. Score: 4.


1. Main Street, from Cottage Grove Avenue to the railroad tracks. Score: 15 out of 100 possible points.

2. Main Street, from the railroad tracks to Lierman Avenue. Score: 15.

3. Windsor Road, from west of Race Street to east of Philo Road. Score: 15.

4. Main Street, from Lierman Avenue to Scottswood Drive. Score: 16.

5. Washington Street, from Philo Road to Dodson Drive. Score: 16.

6. Race Street, from Washington Street to Michigan Avenue . Score: 17.

7. Race Street, from Water Street to University Avenue. Score: 17.

8. Lincoln Avenue, from Western Avenue to Clark Street. Score: 18.

9. Oregon Street, from Goodwin Avenue to Mathews Avenue. Score: 18.

10. Springfield Avenue, from Main Street to Lincoln Avenue. Score: 18.

Sources: Champaign data from city pavement database, current as of 2010 and the most recent available. Urbana data from the city's 2012 capital improvement plan. Scores are comparable only within each city, as each uses its own criteria.

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Sid Saltfork wrote on September 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

It looks like Urbana's major streets are in bad shape.  At least, the statues look good for now. Perhaps, a state grant will come through to repair the streets.

illini_trucker wrote on September 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Hey now, let's not forget about the COURTHOUSE!!! We gotta get extra fine and revenue $$$ IN STYLE!!!!! Hahahahahaha!!!

Orbiter wrote on September 16, 2012 at 11:09 pm

What the heck is Illini_trucker talking about?

Sid Saltfork wrote on September 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I believe he is talking about the same thing that I am talking about.  It is not spending on wants, and spending on needs.  You don't always get what you want; but sometimes if you try, you get what you need.