Lane closures planned during flower planting

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, June 1, South Front Street/U.S. 41, from Furnace Street to the roundabout, will be tapered down to one lane heading north, to accommodate for the Marquette Beautification Committee’s annual planting of petunias. The lane is expected to be open to through
traffic at 3 p.m.

On Saturday, June 2, starting at 6 a.m. the southbound lane of South Front Street/U.S. 41, from Jackson Street to Furnace Street, will be tapered down to one lane heading south for the planting of petunias. All lanes are expected to be open to through traffic at 1 p.m. the same day.

Motorists are encouraged to slow down and use caution while traveling this area.

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Iron Range Roll set for June 2

The 40 Below Marquette County Young Professionals will be sponsoring the annual Iron Range Roll on Saturday, June 2.
No streets will be closed for the event and the runners and bicyclists that are participating in the event are to follow the rules of the road. However, motorists are asked to be aware of the runners and bicyclists crossing the following locations between 1 and 4:30 p.m.:

  • Iron Ore Heritage Trail crossing at Wilson Street
  • Washington Street and McClellan Avenue intersection
  • Multi-use path crossing at Fifth Street
  • Multi-use path crossing at Fourth Street

Marquette City Police will provide traffic control at the intersection of Washington and McClellan from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

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Corpus Christi procession scheduled for June 3

Beginning at noon on Sunday, June 3, the Diocese of Marquette will be hosting a procession.

The procession will begin at noon at St. Peter’s Cathedral and proceed north on Fourth Street to St. Michael’s Church.

The procession will occur on Fourth Street and will have a police escort. Motorists traveling on Fourth Street are asked to avoid the procession and use an alternative route.

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Summer hours now in effect in City parks

The City of Marquette’s official Park hours go into effect Wednesday, May 30. The City parks hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. There is no camping or overnight parking allowed in any city park.

As of Wednesday, May 30, the road around Presque Isle will be closed for walking hours on the following days and times:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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Foster Home Awareness 5k run scheduled for May 26

On Saturday, May 26, from 8 a.m. to noon, the Foster Home Awareness 5K Run will be held in Marquette.

This event will begin at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, and participants will proceed north along the multi-use pathway to a turnaround point between Fair Avenue and Wright Street. They will return along the same route and finish in Mattson Lower Harbor Park.

The event is to occur exclusively on the multi-use pathway and participants are to follow the rules of the road, however the public is asked to be aware of and considerate toward people crossing the street.

Phase 1 of Presque Isle Avenue reconstruction project to begin

The first phase of the Presque Isle Avenue reconstruction project will begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. The first phase will include the east half of the street from Wright Street to a point south of Center Street. The west half will be open to two-way traffic. This is the first phase of four phases with this phase expected to last four weeks.

The Presque Isle Avenue work will detour truck traffic from Presque Isle Avenue to Fair Avenue, Lakeshore Boulevard, Wright Street, and back on to Presque Isle Avenue. This detour route is only for truck traffic and will remain this way for the duration of the project. Local truck deliveries for businesses along Presque Isle Avenue from Wright Street to Fair Avenue will have access to this area. Businesses in this area are open and patrons will have access to them.
Traffic will experience lane shifts at each end of this phase. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction, detour and advisory signing.

A phasing schematic can be accessed at the City of Marquette Engineering Division web page under the Presque Isle Avenue Reconstruction Project link at www.marquettemi.gov.

Hebert Construction Company is the general contractor for this project.
The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.

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Marquette merchandise program to launch Memorial Day weekend

Last fall, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources implemented a merchandise program called These Goods are Good for Michigan. The program aimed to create a unique public-private partnership designed to be mutually beneficial by promoting businesses who are helping to create needed funding for state parks while connecting outdoor enthusiasts to products that may be of interest to them. The City of Marquette is proud to announce the launch of a local merchandise program, inspired by and similarly developed to foster support for Marquette parks and landmarks called These Goods are Good for Marquette.

“We are extremely excited about this initiative. This is a great opportunity for the public to support our amazing parks. This partnership brings local government, local businesses and local artists together to support local parks and the public gets a really nice T-shirt! We look forward to seeing the community and visitors embrace this opportunity,” said Jon Swenson, director of Community Services – Parks and Recreation for the City of Marquette.

The initial launch of Marquette’s merchandise program will include two T-shirts designed by local artist, That Girl Amber, of which graphics represent Marquette’s crown jewel – Presque Isle Park – as well as local bucket list destination – Blackrocks.

The Marquette merchandise program is set to launch with the first two designs being available this Memorial Day weekend, beginning on Friday, May 25, 2018.

The two T-shirts are available for sale at LoyalTees and Getz’s department store both in Marquette and online at LoyalTees.clothing and getzs.com respectively. As these products are sold to consumers, a portion of the sales proceeds will be generously donated back to the City of Marquette’s parks for funding necessary maintenance and potentially matching grant funding in the future. Please visit mqtmerch.com to see a complete list of vendors and products as this program progresses.

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PIPAC meeting changes

The Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee (PIPAC) meeting scheduled for June 13, 2018 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. The committee will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Presque Isle Park Gazebo, walk around the backside of Presque Isle and end at the Presque Isle Park Pavilion, where the regular meeting will take place at approximately 6:00 p.m.

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‘Walk a Mile in My Shoes’ event set for May 24

On May 24, beginning at noon and continuing through 5 p.m, there will be a community walk, starting at the Marquette Commons.
Participants will head west on the multi-use pathway, crossing Fourth and Fifth streets, turning around prior to Washington Street and returning to the Marquette Commons using the same route.
The walk is to occur exclusively on the multi-use pathway and participants are to follow the rules of the road, however the public is asked to be aware of and considerate toward people crossing the street.

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MarquetteMI.Gov

City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays on the following days:

• Friday, Dec. 21
• Monday, Dec. 24
• Tuesday, Dec. 25
• Friday, Dec. 28
• Monday, Dec. 31
• Tuesday, Jan. 1

Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.

There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.
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On Tuesday, Dec. 11, starting at 8 a.m., East Ridge Street will be closed to through traffic from Front Street to High Street for a water service installation. Work is expected to be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 18. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lakeshore Boulevard, from Fair Avenue to Hawley Street, will remain closed to through traffic until the spring thaw.

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Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465

 

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