Lake Superior Urban Stormwater / Coastal Wetland Restoration Work Planned

Hawley Street between Presque Isle Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to through traffic beginning October 28, at 8:00 a.m. Lakeshore Boulevard (except from Fair Avenue to Pine Street), Wright Street and Pine Street will be re-opened.

In the event of future Lakeshore Boulevard closures Hawley Street will be open to one lane traffic. Be advised that weather may cause the closure of Lakeshore Boulevard before a public service announcement can be made. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to allow for extra time to reach their destination and use caution when traveling through this area.

Questions regarding the project can be directed to Curt Goodman, Director of Municipal Utilities at cgoodman@marquettemi.gov or 225-4055.

MCACA Grant Recipients

The City of Marquette is pleased to announce the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) 2020 grant recipients from Marquette County. On Friday October 18, the MCACA awarded $157,688 to the following organizations in Marquette County:

Lake Superior Theatre Inc. – $11,250
Liberty Children’s Art Project – $15,000
City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center – $15,000
Marquette City Band – $10,000
Marquette County Historical Society – $18,000
Marquette Maritime Museum – $15,000
Marquette Symphony Orchestra – $12,500
Northern Michigan University – DeVos Art Museum – $14,188
Superior Arts Youth Theater  – $12,500
Superior String Alliance, Inc. – $12,500
The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum – $15,000
Ishpeming Public Schools – $6,750.

This year, $683,760 was awarded to organizations and schools throughout the Upper Peninsula, and over $9.7 million statewide. For more information contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or e-mail arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

Hawley Street traffic to be disrupted during work

Hawley Street between Presque Isle Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard will be reduced to one lane traffic beginning at 8:00 a.m., October 22, 2019 for the construction of a new stormwater drain and the creation of new wetlands. The lane reduction will be intermittent and is anticipated to last through mid-November. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to use caution when traveling through this area.

Questions regarding the project can be directed to Curt Goodman, Director of Municipal Utilities at cgoodman@marquettemi.gov or 906-225-4055.

Traffic disruptions planned during soil boring activity

Beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 22, various areas in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to soil boring operations. Tri Media Consultants will be performing soil boring sampling for future street reconstruction projects. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through these areas and be aware of all flagging and traffic control. Work will be continuing throughout the week on the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22: Marquette Drive and Lakeview Drive
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23: Lakeview Drive, Union Street from Wilkinson to Presque Isle
  • Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24-25: Property adjacent to Lakeshore Boulevard from Pine to Hawley.

Be advised that the weather may delay these operations until the next available day

Winter Parking

The Winter Parking Ban will begin November 1st and run through April 1st, 2020. City residents, NMU students, and visitors are reminded to find off street parking during the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. during this time. Violation of the winter parking ban is a $75.00 fine.

Residents are reminded that front yard parking is prohibited within the City of Marquette unless authorization is given by the Community Development office. This request must be made through them and a determination to allow this will be based on certain criteria. Front yard parking without prior approval is a violation of City ordinance, subject to a $50.00 fine for first offense. For more information, contact Community Development at 228-0425.

Furthermore, parking in the right of way is prohibited in the City of Marquette unless authorized by the Police Department. This also must be requested and permission will only be granted after it is determined that it is the only viable option. Violation of right of way parking without prior approval is a violation of City ordinance and a $50.00 fine. For more information regarding this, please contact the Marquette City Police Department at 228-0400.

Property owners are encouraged to make arrangements for off street parking during the winter parking ban for residents and tenants of homes and rental units.

Road closures planned for Oct. 12 Spectacle

Beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, West Bluff Street will be closed to motor vehicles between Seventh Street and Morgan Street to accommodate for the Marquette Spectacle. A rain date has been set for Sunday, Oct. 13.

No detour route will be provided.

The Marquette spectacle will also include a parade from the Marquette Commons to Harlow Park from 5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. on the day of the event. The parade route will exit the commons, head north on Third Street, west on Washington Street and end at Harlow Park.

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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

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

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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