Parking Lot Closure for Dead River Mouth Dredging Project

Beginning on Monday February 26K&M Industrial will be working near the mouth of the Dead River to dredge sand that has accumulated in the area. The sand materials will be beneficially reused to reroute the river channel, as well as for shoreline restoration at various locations to the south of the river. The city parking lot just north of the Dead River will be closed to the public during the project. This parking lot as well as an area north of Clark Lambros beach, will be utilized for staging materials and equipment. The project is anticipated to be completed by November 30, 2024.

The public is advised to pay attention to warning signage and keep a safe distance from any work occurring in the area.

City Clerk Available Saturday for Election Purposes

The City Clerk will be available on Saturday, February 24 at the City’s early voting site, located at Peter White Public Library from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for election related purposes including voter registration and issuance of absentee ballots. Voters also have the option to cast their ballot early at the City’s early voting site.

Sunday, February 25 is the last day of early voting statewide.

MAWTAB Meeting Canceled

The Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Facility Advisory Board (MAWTAB) meeting for February 15, 2024 has been canceled due to a lack of quorum.

The next scheduled meeting will be located at the Marquette Wastewater Treatment Plant, March 21, 2024.

U.P. 200 Festival of the Sled Dog Street Closures

The “Festival of the Sled Dog” will be held Friday, February 16, 2024.

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic between 7:00 a.m. Friday, February 16 and 7:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17.

  • Washington Street between Fourth Street and Front Street
  • Third Street between Bluff Street and Spring Street

Detour routes will be posted around the closure.

No parking will be allowed on Bluff Street between Third Street and Fourth Street during the closure.

City of Marquette Offices Closed for Presidents' Day

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 Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents’ Day. 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.

Special Meeting of the Planning Commission Schedule for Draft Community Master Plan Presentation - Regular Meeting Canceled

A Special Meeting of the Marquette City Planning Commission has been scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Citizens Forum of Lakeview Arena on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.  The purpose of the Special Meeting is to facilitate a presentation of the Draft Community Master Plan Update for the community.  The regular Planning Commission meeting scheduled for February 20 has been canceled.

Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Shiras Room, on the top level of Peter White Public Library (Front Street side).  The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

Opening Reception for Public Gallery Program Exhibits

On Thursday February 8th 6:00-8:00 p.m., the Peter White Public Library and the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture will be hosting the opening receptions for the February/March exhibits of the Public Gallery Program. Light refreshments provided. Receptions are free and open to the public. Exhibits are accessible during regular Library hours and will be on display through March 30, 2024.

Deo Gallery: U.P. Denizens and Debris, Michael Letts
Acrylic Monotype on Canvas. Artist Talk at 7:00 p.m.

Huron Mountain Club Gallery: FOCUS, Maarten Vermaat
Portrait Photography. Artist Talk at 6:30 p.

Receptions are generously made possible by Friends of PWPL. The Huron Mountain Club Gallery is located on the main level of PWPL. The Deo Gallery is located in the lower level of the PWPL in the City’s Arts & Culture Center; it is supported by the Lake Superior Art Association.

More information about the Public Gallery Program and current exhibits can be found on

Request for Proposals for Presque Isle Bandshell Project

The City of Marquette is seeking proposals from qualified firms to design and oversee the construction of a new bandshell, generously funded by the Hirvonen Foundation. The Peg Hirvonen Bandshell, named in honor of Peg Hirvonen's passion for music and philanthropy, is set to replace the decommissioned Presque Isle Bandshell, originally constructed in the late 1930s.
This project aims to preserve the historical significance of the bandshell while introducing an updated amphitheater for enhanced form and function. The selected firm will collaborate closely with City Staff, boards, committees, and community stakeholders to create a design that aligns with the unique needs of users, visitors, and the Marquette community. Interested firms are invited to submit their proposals by 11:00 a.m. EST February 15, 2024. Detailed information on the Request for Proposals (RFP) can be found on the City of Marquette's Bids & Proposals page

For inquiries and more information, please contact City Community Services Department Director, Jon Swenson at or (906) 225-8593

Traffic Control Changes - West College Ave and Presque Isle Ave

The following traffic control changes have been made to the intersection of West College Avenue and Presque Isle Avenue intersection:

  1. The West College Avenue intersection is a two (2) way stop for eastbound and westbound traffic.
    • Stop signs have been placed at the intersection of College and Presque Isle Avenue for eastbound and westbound traffic.
    • The traffic signal lights have been reset to flash “red” for eastbound and westbound traffic on College Avenue.
  2. The traffic signal lights have been reset to flash “yellow” for northbound and southbound traffic on Presque Isle Avenue.

This traffic control change will continue until a reevaluation date is established upon receiving updated development plans for the area.

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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



City Hall:

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