Multimodal Coridore Enhancement Project

Thanks in part to a $15.7 million Federal TIGER grant, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, City of Champaign, City of Urbana and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are partnering to improve mobility in our communities' core. This project will have a transformative impact unlike any previous transportation project in the communities' history.

We created this page for our passengers. Here you'll find detailed reroute information as well as relocated designated stops and iStops. MTD knows the MCORE Project, and the resulting reroutes, will impact your bus trips. Thanks for your patience and please, let us know if you need additional assistance. Three honks to the smoother rides ahead.

MCORE Reroutes

Due to MCORE construction, Green Street will be closed between Lincoln and Goodwin 5/50E Green/GREENhopper: Green to Goodwin to Springfield to Lincoln to Green and regular route. 5/50W Green/GREENhopper: Green to Lincoln to Springfield to Goodwin to Green and regular route. Note: Stops will include Goodwin at Materials Research, Goodwin at Ceramics Building, Springfield & Harvey, and Springfield & Gregory. 5/50 Due to progress on the MCORE construction on White Street and Wright Street, there are updated reroutes. 1/100N Yellow/YELLOWhopper: Wright to Springfield to Fourth to University to First to Chester and regular route. 1/100S Yellow/YELLOWhopper: Illinois Terminal to Market to University to Fourth to Springfield to Wright and regular route. 2/20C Red: Wright to Springfield to Fourth to University to First to Chester and regular route. 2U Red: Illinois Terminal to Market to University to Fourth to Springfield to Wright and regular route. 20U Red Saturday: University to Sixth to Springfield to Wright Street and regular route. 4E Blue: Wright to Springfield to Fourth to University and regular route. 4W Blue: University to Sixth to Springfield to Wright Street and regular route. 9A Brown: Illinois Terminal to Market to University to Fourth to Springfield to Wright and regular route. 9B Brown: Wright to Springfield to Fourth to University to First to Chester and regular route. 12/120E Teal: Illinois Terminal to Market to University to Fourth to Springfield to Wright and regular route. 12/120W Teal: Wright to Springfield to Fourth to University to First to Chester and regular route. Note: Stops will include Second & University, Fourth & University (SW Corner), Fourth & Clark (NE Far Side and NW Corner), Fourth & Stoughton (SE and NW Corners), Fifth & Springfield (NE and SW Corners) Sixth & Springfield (NE Corner), Wright & Springfield (SW Corner), and Sixth & White (NW Corner) 2/20 12/120 1/100 4 9

MCORE News

MCORE Work Has Begun on Green Street

The transformative $44 Million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project has begun to improve mobility in the core of our community when work. Project partners (the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), in coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), awarded construction contracts for Projects 1, 2, and 3 to Duce Construction Company (Champaign, IL) in December.

The scale of this infrastructure improvement project on key corridors will have significant vehicular and pedestrian traffic impacts including detours and street and sidewalk closures during construction. About one week before construction begins, message boards will be placed in highly visible locations to help alert and notify the public. As MCORE work gets underway, motorists and bicyclists are encouraged to slow down, exercise caution, and obey all traffic control signs and devices when traveling through the general construction area. MTD bus routes will be rerouted as necessary and bus stops may be temporarily relocated. As work is scheduled, up-to-date information will be available on this website.

The MCORE Project will improve access for all modes of transportation in critical campus and neighboring areas including Green Street, Armory Avenue, White Street, and Wright Street. The $44 Million MCORE Project is funded in part by a $15.7 Million Federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

New streetscape improvements, a transit boarding island on Green Street, reconfigured Illini Union vehicle entrance and parking, all-way pedestrian crossings, and protected bicycle lanes are several features that will enhance critical linkages from both downtowns to Campustown in the core of our community.

Projects 1, 2, and 3 are expected to be completed by the end of 2018. See a map of the project areas below or at www.mcoreproject.com. The final project designs include careful consideration of feedback received from stakeholder meetings and community outreach, web form submissions, and surveys from the MCORE Project Open House in May 2015.

All Campustown businesses will continue to be open and reachable throughout the entire project. Stay informed on Facebook, Twitter, and email subscription.

MCORE partners would like to thank you for your cooperation and patience as this important project gets underway.

Construction Photos

MCORE Project 2: Green St. Champaign