Street disruptions scheduled during milling and paving work

As part of the ongoing Street Improvement Project, Payne & Dolan, Inc. will begin milling on Tuesday, May 28. Paving will begin on Wednesday, June 5. All work is scheduled to take place under flag control or temporary closure to thru traffic. The work will take place, approximately, between May 28 and June 14, and will impact several areas around the City.

City office, Commission schedules altered around holiday

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 close at noon on Friday, May 24, and will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
The Memorial Day holiday also means that the regular City Commission meeting, typically held the last Monday of each month, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m.
Following the Memorial Day holiday, City offices will begin summer hours, opening at 7:30 a.m. and closing at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Big Bay Relay starting in Marquette May 18

On Saturday, May 18, from 8 to approximately 9 a.m., participants in the Annual Big Bay Relay will be traveling through the City. This event will start at the Kaufman Sports Complex on Hawley Street, proceed west along the multi-use pathway, cross under County Road 550 at the Dead River Bridge and then head north along County Road 550 toward Big Bay.
No City streets will be closed for this event; however, the public is asked to use caution while driving in this area.

Walking event set for May 16

On May 16, there will be a community event and walk, starting at the Marquette Commons. The event is planned from 1 to 4 p.m., with the walking portion taking place between 2:30 and 3 p.m.
Participants will head west on the multi-use pathway, crossing Fourth and Fifth streets, turning around at Seventh 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.

Open studio with Creative-in-Residence Julie Benda

The Peter White Public Library, City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, and Evolve MQT will host an open studio with Marquette creative-in residence Julie ReneƩ Benda from May 13th through May 18th. Benda is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice in print, illustration and sculpture. She studied both art and botany at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and later completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Using wood, text and image she works on projects that interact with and narrate shifting boundaries of land, water, people and plants. The community is invited to visit with the artist, see the process and discuss the overlap of print, wood, and storytelling. Open Studio is free and open to the public. Hours listed below:

  • Monday through Friday: 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Open Studio will take place at the lower level of the Peter White Public Library located at 217 North Front Street, Marquette. For more information please call the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

Presque Isle Park Summer Hours begin

The City of Marquette official park hours go into effect Tuesday, May 14. City park hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. There is no camping or overnight parking allowed in City parks.
As of Tuesday, May 14, the seasonal portion of Peter White Drive at Presque Isle Park will be open during park hours with the exception of closure for walking hours on the following days and times:

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

Animals are prohibited at the City’s Presque Isle Park, unless confined to a motor vehicle, at all public bathing beaches, at Park Cemetery, and at any special events where signs are posted specifically prohibiting animals with the exception of leader dogs for the blind.
Please be aware of new parking signage. Please obey all parking signage, including new signs near Black Rocks area.

Arch Street closure planned as Light House Park project begins

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 13 Arch Street, between Lakeshore Boulevard and Coast Guard Road, will be closed to through traffic for Phase 1 reconstruction work. This is the first phase of three phases. This phase is expected to last five weeks.
The Arch Street work will detour traffic going to the Maritime Museum by means of Michigan Street to Coast Guard Road. 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 site under the Light House Park Project link at www.marquettemi.gov.
Oberstar, Inc. is the general contractor for this project.
The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.

ACAC meeting set for May 9

A special Arts and Culture Committee meeting will be held on May 9 at 5:30 p.m. The Committee will discuss the Spear Dock Project in the Lower Harbor. This special meeting will be held at City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. Please call 228-0472 or email tharris@marquetemi.gov for more information.

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City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

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+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465

 

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