Plans to improve Main up for Urbana vote

URBANA — City officials will be working to rehabilitate Main Street through a portion of the city this year, and residents will be able to review the plans this week.

The project is expected to include a resurfacing of Main Street from Cedar Street to Vine Street, and farther east, workers will resurface the road with bike lanes and reconfigured traffic lanes between Grove Street and Dewey Street.

The project will also include traffic-signal upgrades at major intersections and a rebuild of curb ramps to make each compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Urbana City Council is scheduled to approve funding for the Grove-to-Dewey portion of the Main Street project when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday (April 1) in the Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.

Residents will also have a chance to take a look at all the plans during an information meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St. A brief presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

City officials plan to send the project out to bid in three separate portions during April. Construction is expected to be completed sometime in November.

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ROB McCOLLEY wrote on April 01, 2013 at 12:04 pm
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Weird. That's one of the Urbana streets that's in relatively good shape, no?

Sid Saltfork wrote on April 01, 2013 at 12:04 pm

A Potemkin Village perhaps?  It looks great to outsiders.  Maybe, work will be done eventually to Green Street for access from the university to the new hotel? 

parkmymeterelsewhere wrote on April 01, 2013 at 12:04 pm

warning warnig warning: roundabouts  roundabouts roundabouts

Sid Saltfork wrote on April 01, 2013 at 2:04 pm

With more statues, sculpture, and tourist signs....  ;)