News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Lincoln-College intersection closed
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, the intersection of Lincoln and College Avenues will be closed to through traffic. The closure will allow for the upgrades to the street and traffic signals. This intersection is scheduled to be open to through traffic by the end of August.
  • No Baraga Gym access from Spring Street
  • Due to construction, there will be no access to the Baraga Gym from Spring Street on Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 2. Voters can park in the lower lot of City Hall at the corner of Baraga Avenue and Fifth Street, and can enter City Hall using the double doors at the entrance of the police station and follow the hallway down to the Baraga Gym.
  • Wednesday public hearing for hospital project
  • The City is conducting a public hearing on July 27 to receive comments on the complete environmental assessment for proposed transportation improvements related to the relocation of U.P. Health Systems Marquette.
  • Streets to close for Blueberry Festival
  • Some downtown streets are scheduled to close on Friday, July 29. To view the list, click here.
  • 1500 block of Lincoln closed July 26
  • The 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue will be closed for paving Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26.
  • Marquette Area Sister City Partnership hosts Japanese delegation
  • The public is invited to a welcoming community reception for the Sister City Delegation at the Huron Gallery in Peter White Library on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Our 10 Japanese delegates represent Higashiomi City Staff, students, specialty farming, baking and other professions.

    Additionally, the community is invited and encouraged to welcome our guests when they arrive at Sawyer International Airport on August 28 at 5:07 p.m. Both events are free to the public.
  • Pavement marking project begins
  • Beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 18, P.K. Contracting and their subcontractor, Advanced Pavement Marking, will be striping and painting traffic markings throughout the City of Marquette. Work will be coordinated during those times of low traffic volumes, such as mid-morning, mid-afternoon, evenings and during the night-time hours. Work will be done without any road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. This project is expected to be complete by the middle of August. The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.
  • Planning Commission meeting cancelled
  • The scheduled Planning Commission meeting for Tuesday, July 19 has been cancelled due to lack of business. The Planning Commission usually meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, and the public is welcome to attend these meetings.
  • August art exhibits announced
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center has announced the subjects of its August exhibits. In the LSAA Gallery will be work by Stephan Larson, while the SmallWorks Gallery will featureartwork created by students of The Art Academy.
  • New marina gallery features Paul Rose photos
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces an exhibit at the new Marina Gallery located at the Cinder Pond Marina Harbor Services Building. Photographer Paul Rose is this summer’s featured artist, with works that reflect the nature and landscape of the Upper Peninsula in both color and black and white photo images. The Gallery will focus on art inspired by Lake Superior and maritime themes.
  • Applications being accepted for Holiday Art Sale
  • The City's Arts and Culture Center is now accepting applications for the 2016 Holiday Art Sale, scheduled for Nov. 19.
  • Lakeview Arena Featured in STAR Rink Magazine
  • Lakeview Arena is featured on the cover of the current issue of STAR Rink magazine. Click the link above to view a copy of the magazine and read the article.
  • HAC meetings moved
  • The Harbor Advisory Committee meetings scheduled at the Citizen’s Forum at Lakeview Arena for July 19 and August 16 have been relocated, and will be held in City Hall Room 103, located at 300 W. Baraga Avenue.
  • DDA work session set for July 20
  • The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will hold a work session on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at the DDA Offices, 203 South Front Street, Suite 1-B for the purpose of discussing and planning the 2017 fiscal year budget.
  • West Fair Avenue closed for construction
  • The 900 block of West Fair Avenue, between Northrop Street and Norway Avenue, will be closed for a sanitary main repair. The project will take place Thursday, July 14 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Front Street traffic redirected during landscaping work
  • Beginning this week and continuing through the end of July, northbound traffic on Front Street between Baraga Avenue and Spring Street will be periodically shifted to the center lane to accomodate for landscaping work.
  • South Lake Street to close for work
  • South Lake Street will be closed to through traffic on July 19 for infrastructure work.
  • Baraga Avenue Detour
  • Traffic on Baraga Avenue between Seventh Street and McClellan Avenue will be detoured to Washington Street from Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 22.
  • July Board of Review Meeting
  • The Board of Review will meet on July 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall, Commission Chambers, 300 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI
  • City Manager Offers Community Office Hours
  • Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library.
  • Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees Work Session
  • The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a budget work session on Thursday, July 7 at 6:00pm in the Shiras Room at the Peter White Public Library.
  • Baraga-McClellan traffic control change
  • The City of Marquette has been involved over the last year with an ongoing traffic study for the new hospital that will be constructed at 850 West Baraga Avenue. Upgrades will be required to the U.S. 41 corridor as well to the local streets that will service this new hospital. A temporary traffic warrant has been issued by the City of Marquette Police Department to not allow left hand turns off of Baraga Avenue onto McClellan Avenue for those vehicles that are heading south towards U.S. 41.
  • Compost site closed for Independence Day
  • The City of Marquette Compost drop-off site, located at the old Cliffs Dow site off of Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed on Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The site will reopen Wednesday, July 6. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. There are no changes to the Household Rubbish site schedule.
  • July/August Newsletter
  • The July/August Marquette Matters Newsletter is now available!
  • Sunrise Dog Dash set for July 2
  • On Saturday, July 2, UPAWS will host the annual 1-mile and 2.5-mile Sunrise Dog Dash from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. No streets will be closed for this event and the public is asked to exercise caution in these areas.
  • PWPL to hold special meeting
  • The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting with the Marquette Charter Township Board in regards to the contract for library services. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.
  • Summer tax bills to be mailed out
  • Summer tax bills totaling approximately $31.5 million dollars will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on June 30. The due date for payment of City summer taxes is Sep. 14.
  • Fourth of July parade closures to begin at 10 a.m.
  • Beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4, Washington Street from McClellan Avenue to Third Street and Third Street from Washington Street to Baraga Avenue will be closed to through traffic to hold the annual Fourth of July Parade. Third and Washington Streets are scheduled to re-open as soon as the parade is completed.

    McClellan Avenue from Baraga Avenue to Ridge Street and areas on Baraga Avenue east and west of McClellan Avenue will be closed for the parade staging areas starting at 10 a.m. These areas will open up to traffic as soon as the parade is completed.
  • BLP closed for holiday
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
  • Traffic to be disrupted on Altamont
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 27, Altamont Street from Jackson Street to Newberry Street will experience traffic disruptions due to the construction and extension of the Altamont Street sidewalk. This project is a continuation of a project completed in 2013 for the Safe Routes to School Program. This is the second phase of a three-phase project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by the end of July.

    Altamont Street will remain open to traffic but will be narrowed to allow construction work.
  • Offices closed for Independence Day
  • City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library), will close at noon on Friday, July 1, and will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
  • Baraga Avenue traffic concerns this summer
  • The Duke Life Point Hospital construction project at 850 W. Baraga Ave. (between McClellan Avenue and 7th Street) is underway. During the construction, the section of Baraga Avenue adjacent to the project will be in rugged condition and experience increased traffic due to construction vehicles. A portion of the road has been turned to gravel. Reduced speeds are recommended for motorists using this section of road.

    While all businesses remain open and accessible from either direction, it is recommended that through traffic find alternate routes until the construction is complete.
  • High amount of construction traffic expected
  • There are numerous major construction projects in the City this summer, and that means there will be an unusually high amount of construction traffic.
  • Mount Marquette road to close for festival
  • On Saturday, June 25, 2016, the road leading to Mount Marquette will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for race activities.
  • City Commission to take infrastructure tour
  • The Marquette City Commission will be participating in a tour of streets and infrastructure in need of repairs prior to the upcoming Capital Outlay work session. No official business of the City will be conducted. The tour will begin on Tuesday, June 28, at 3 p.m. and will depart from Marquette City Hall.
  • Kraft Hockeyville USA logo available
  • The Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2016 Marquette MI logo is available for use by request. Please contact the City of Marquette Parks and Recreation Office via email for a logo request form. Instructions for submission are located on the form and approval is required for use of the logo. Unfortunately there will be no local sponsor participation permitted.
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