The road closure on Green Street between Goodwin Avenue and Lincoln Avenue is extended for another week due to weather conditions.
Progress continues on the MCORE Project. Below is an aerial photo of Green Street and the front of the Illini Union Building
Lane Closure - Green Street from Goodwin Avenue to Lincoln Avenue
The south half of Green Street from Goodwin Avenue to Lincoln Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic starting 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017, until further notice. Eastbound Green Street traffic will use a marked detour route via Springfield Avenue. Westbound Green Street traffic will use the north half of
the street. Northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained at all times at the Mathews Avenue,Goodwin Avenue, and Lincoln Avenue intersections with Green Street. If at all possible, through traffic is encouraged to use University Avenue or Florida Avenue instead of using Green Street during construction.
Green Street between Mathews Avenue and Goodwin Avenue remains closed until further notice.
Access to the Illini Union and the Natural History Building on Green Street will be available at all times via Wright Street. Pedestrian access for the CUMTD bus stop system will be available at bus stops provided on Springfield Avenue and Goodwin Avenue in the vicinity of the project. CUMTD buses will not be using Green Street from Wright Street to Lincoln Avenue at this time.
The Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) Project will improve access for all modes of transportation on the University of Illinois campus and provide direct connections to downtown Urbana and Champaign.
The project is funded in part by a Federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
We appreciate the patience and cooperation of the public during construction of this project. Further information about this project can be found on the City website at http://www.urbanaillinois.us/MCOREProject1
For additional information, please contact Mr. William Gray at 217-384-2342 or email@example.com.
On July 6, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) informed the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE) partner agencies that the recent State of Illinois budget approval provided appropriations for work to resume on “state-let” projects. MCORE is a “state-let” project because the federal TIGER grant funding is directed to IDOT, who then becomes the contracting agency on behalf of the MCORE partner agencies.
Dave Clark, Champaign’s City Engineer, states, “We are pleased that a resolution has been reached in the legislature. Our contractor is eager to resume work on this important project for our communities.”
Below is a current schedule for construction activities:
• Friday, July 7, Duce Construction is mobilizing equipment and resources back to Green Street. Green Street between Wright St. and Goodwin Ave. remains closed.
• Saturday, July 8, Duce Construction will reestablish work zone traffic control and close Green Street to all traffic between Locust St. and the Canadian National Railroad viaduct. Green Street will also be closed to all traffic between First St. and Second St.
• Monday, July 10, Duce Construction will resume construction activities in full capacity on Project 1 (Green Street, Urbana) and Project 2 (Green Street, Champaign).
All businesses remain open during the construction. The City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Duce Construction collectively express their appreciation for the cooperation and patience of property owners, residents, and visitors of the Campustown area during this important project. Additional updates will be provided when available.
Due to the State of Illinois budget impasse, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is shutting down all “state-let” projects, including the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE). Without a resolution, IDOT loses its ability to pay contractors beginning July 1, 2017. MCORE is a “state-let” project because the federal TIGER grant funding is directed to IDOT, who then becomes the contracting agency on behalf of the MCORE partner agencies. Dave Clark, Champaign’s City Engineer, states “We are following the directions issued by IDOT in regards to suspending work until a budget is passed and IDOT can pay contractors. The project partners and our contractor for the project, Duce Construction, are eager to see a resolution come quickly, so that work may continue.”
By the end of the day on Friday, June 30, the projects will be in the following status:
All businesses are open.
The City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Duce Construction collectively express their appreciation for the cooperation and patience of property owners, residents, and visitors of the Campustown area during this important project. Additional updates will be provided when available. For additional information visit www.mcoreproject.com
*2:30pm Update - Concrete was poured on Green Street Project 2 (Champaign) on Thursday 6/29, the road will not be fully open to two-way traffic until the concrete test is approved, possibly Tuesday AM. Additionally, during the shutdown in this section, the westbound lane will be concrete and the eastbound lane will be rock. Please drive with caution.
The contractor has pulled off of Green Street since they have entered into a No Work Period which starts May 4 and ends May 21. All lanes of Green Street from Wright Street to Lincoln Avenue are open to traffic.
Roadwork resumes on May 22, weather permitting, with Green Street under full road closure from Wright Street to Goodwin Avenue. The City of Urbana will issue a press release with more information about this road closure at a later date.
Weather permitting; the south leg of the Green Street and Mathews Avenue intersection will be closed to southbound traffic at Green Street starting at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8, for the installation of a 12” water main. The south leg of the Green Street and Mathews Avenue intersection will re-open with one lane southbound at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 10. The south leg of the intersection will remain one lane southbound until fully opened at 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 14.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Further information about this project can be found on the City website at
During the MCORE Project 1 phase in Urbana, on Green Street between Wright Street and Busey Avenue, Illinois American Water will be doing work on water mains. Additional information about that work from American Illinois Water is detailed in the photos below
Water main work is expected to begin March 13, 2017, weather permitting. Street reconstruction work is expected to begin May 22, 2017, weather permitting.
The City of Urbana maintains a Project Website accessible at this link