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  • Proposed budget available, meetings scheduled
  • The Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 for the City of Marquette is available here. Hard copies are available for public viewing at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue and at Peter White Public Library. The schedule for City Commission special meetings related to the budget has also been announced, and is available here.
  • Traffic disruptions scheduled for paving activity
  • Beginning Friday, August 26, various City streets will experience traffic disruptions due to milling and paving activities. For a full list of impacted streets, click here.
  • PRAB meeting location moved
  • The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting scheduled at the Citizen’s Forum at Lakeview Arena for September 19 has been relocated to be held in City Hall Room 103, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
  • HAC meeting location moved
  • The Harbor Advisory Committee meeting scheduled at the Citizen’s Forum at Lakeview Arena for September 20 has been relocated to be held in City Hall Room 103, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
  • Halloween Spectacle: Call for performers, volunteers
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces an Open Call to Performers and Volunteer Information Night for the 2016 Halloween Spectacle. On Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., performers and volunteers are invited to Queen City Arts Studio, located at 131 E. Michigan St. in Marquette to share their acts and talents or to sign up to volunteer. All are welcome!

    From dancers to puppeteers to makeup artists and more, there’s a part for everyone in this year’s spectacle, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29.
  • Greg Green, Hatfields on display in September
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its September LSAA Gallery exhibition by painter, Greg Green. Additionally, the September SmallWorks Gallery will feature artwork created by siblings, Niikah Hatfield and Aleutian Hatfield. For more information, click here.
  • Spring Street now open
  • Beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, Spring Street from Third Street to Fourth Street will be open to through traffic. In addition Fourth Street will be open to through traffic from Baraga Avenue to Washington Street.

    The public is advised to use caution as Spring Street will now become a one way street from Third Street to Fourth Street. One way travel will be westerly on Spring Street from Third to Fourth Street. “Do Not Enter” signs will be posted on Spring Street near Fourth Street and “One Way” directional signs at Spring Street near Third Street.
  • Seventh Street closure planned for Aug. 22
  • On Monday, Aug. 22, Seventh Street will be closed to through traffic between Washington Street and Baraga Avenue for utility work associated with the new hospital. Traffic that would normally use Seventh Street will be detoured to Fourth Street. Seventh Street is expected to re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
  • Creative Series workshops announced
  • The City Arts and Culture Center has announced the upcoming schedule for a handful of Creative Community Series workshops. For more information, click here.
  • BLP budget work session set for Aug. 23
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power will conduct a Work Session to Review/Discuss the 2016-17 Budget at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in the Board Room at the MBLP’s Main Office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855.
  • Portion of Seventh Street to be closed Aug. 18
  • Seventh Street, between West Crescent Street and West Park Street, will be closed Thursday, Aug. 18 for a water line installation. The project will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Closure planned at Spring and Fifth
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, the intersection of Spring Street and Fifth Street will be closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the last phase of this project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by the end of August. Fifth Street will be closed to through traffic. The public can use the adjacent streets such as Fourth or Third Streets to get to their planned destinations. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing. Pedestrian access will be maintained as much as possible but the walking public is advised to use alternative routes.
  • Jonathan Carver closure scheduled
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, Jonathan Carver Road from Allouez Drive to a point midway between Allouez and West Nicolet Boulevard will be closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the second phase and last phase of this phased project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by the middle of September. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing.
  • Seventh Street closure scheduled
  • On Monday, August 22, Seventh Street will close to through traffic between Washington Street and Baraga Avenue for utility work associated with the new hospital. Traffic that would normally use Seventh Street will be detoured to Fourth Street. Seventh Street is expected to re-open on or before Friday, September 9.
  • West Avenue closures, disruptions planned
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations between Elam and Mildred Avenues. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last a week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
  • Washington Street lane shift this week
  • On Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., eastbound traffic on Washington Street between Lincoln Avenue and Seymour Avenue will be shifted north using traffic cones. This shift is being done to allow room for equipment to work at the new UPHP building at the Liberty Way development. Motorists are asked to slow down and proceed through this area with caution.
  • Lakeview events cancelled for bike race
  • Drop in pickle ball and floor hockey sessions will be cancelled at Lakeview Arena for Thursday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 14 due to the Ore to Shore Bike Race. Regular sessions will resume on Monday, Aug. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Please contact the Lakeview Arena office for additional information.
  • Special meeting scheduled for pension board
  • There will be a special meeting of the Fire & Police Pension Board on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 a.m. in the City Manager’s Conference Room at City Hall, to receive the annual actuarial valuation report for December 31, 2015.
  • Third Street Bike counts scheduled for Aug. 10
  • On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Coleman Engineering will be providing bike counts along the Third Street corridor from Fair Avenue to Michigan Street. These counts will provide data to City staff on not only the amount of bike traffic that travels along Third Street but will provide an update on any changes in the bike traffic due to the placement of the bike lanes and sharrows. Counts are scheduled for one day.
  • Sheridan disruptions and closures planned
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations between Sherman and Cleveland Avenues. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last a week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
  • Center Street disruptions planned
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations between Norway and Lincoln Streets. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts, and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last a week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
  • Roads to close for Ore to Shore
  • On Saturday, Aug. 13, beginning at 6 a.m. and continuing through 6 p.m., Pine Street from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard, and Powder Mill Road from County Road 550 to the north end will be closed. Wright Street from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard will also be closed to through traffic. These closures are being made for the “Ore to Shore” Mountain Bike Race.
  • Wright Street traffic shift set for Aug. 9
  • On Aug. 9, from 7 a.m. through 6 p.m., the two lanes of westbound traffic on the Wright Street hill west of Ontario Avenue will be restricted to one lane, with the northernmost lane shifted to the center lane. Depending on progress, the same traffic shift may occur Aug. 10 and 11.

    The traffic shifts are necessary for installation of a gas main associated with a natural gas line that is planned to service the Marquette Board of Light & Power.
  • Sherman disruptions and closures planned
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Smith Construction will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral excavations between Sheridan and Garfield Avenues. This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street. This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last a week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
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