Road closures planned during July 4 Parade

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, Washington Street, from McClellan Avenue to Third Street, and Third, from Washington to Baraga Avenue, will be closed to through traffic in order to accommodate the annual Fourth of July Parade. Third and Washington are scheduled to re-open as soon as the parade is completed.

Additional roads will be closed for parade staging beginning at 10 a.m. These include:

  • McClellan from Baraga to Ridge Street
  • Areas on Baraga east and west of McClellan
  • Areas on Baraga east and west of Third

These areas will open to traffic as soon as the parade is completed.
North Front Street will remain open as an emergency vehicle route.

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Cullen Ledy, Resignation

Cullen Ledy, Special Equipment Operator in Public Works, has resigned effective June 28 to accept another job opportunity. Cullen is a graduate of Marquette Sr. High School and had worked for Enright Construction for nearly two years before being hired by the City on July 25, 2016

BLP budget sessions planned

The following is a calendar of budget activity for the Marquette Board of Light and Power:

  • June 3, 2019: Distribution of FY ’20 preliminary budget to the Board, as required by City Charter
  • August 23, 2019: Special Board meeting – Budget work session at 9 a.m.
  • September 10, 2019: Special Board meeting – 2nd Budget work session (if necessary)
  • September 24, 2019: Public Hearing at regular Board meeting
  • September 24, 2019: Adoption of FY ’20 budget at regular Board meeting

Traffic disruptions possible during sidewalk replacement

Beginning the week of July 1, various areas in the City of Marquette will experience traffic and sidewalk disruptions due to the City’s annual sidewalk repair and replacement program. Arrow Constructions will be performing the work at various locations throughout the City of Marquette.

For those residents being directly affected with sidewalk replacements fronting their homes the contractor will provide you with information on the process.

The public is advised to use caution when traveling through these areas and be aware of all traffic control. Work is scheduled to last five weeks.

Park Street reconstruction beginning July 1

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 1 Park Street between Fourth Street and Lee Street will be closed to through traffic for Phase 1 reconstruction work. This is the first of two phases. The phase 1 limits will incorporate the eastern half of this block and this phase is expected to last four weeks.

The Park Street phase 1 work will detour traffic to Fourth Street, Magnetic Street and Lee Street. 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 Park Street Reconstruction Project link at www.marquettemi.gov.

Smith Construction is the general contractor for this project.

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.

City offices closed July 4 and 5

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 on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain operational during this time.

There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.

Cleveland Avenue closing for reconstruction

Beginning at 7 a.m. on June 24, Oberstar, Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacements on Cleveland Avenue, from McClellan Avenue to the west end of the road. This work is the prerequisite for the milling and 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 two weeks for this phase of the project. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process.

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Today (8/6) is the day of the August primary. City residents can visit www.marquettemi.gov/elections for information on polling locations and their ballot. Polls opened at 7 a.m. this morning and will remain open continuously until 8 p.m.

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Upcoming Scrap Tire Collection

The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (MCSWMA) has received a Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). They will be on site at the Compost/Rubbish site located at 1415 Pioneer Road on Aug. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. to collect tires and haul them to the landfill for processing.

Individual residents may bring up to 10 tires at a time. Car and truck tires that are 22.5 inches in diameter or less (with or without rims) will be accepted as part of the program. Larger tires, tractor tires and tires on split rims will not be accepted at this site.

Please see the MCSWMA website at www.mcswma.com for more information on disposing of these types of tires.

For any questions, please call the MCSWMA at 249-4125.
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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

 

Hours

City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Municipal Service Center:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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