Street closures scheduled for Dog Sled Races

The following streets will be closed to motor vehicles at the following times for the Annual U.P. 200 and Midnight Run Dog Sled Races, to be held Friday, Feb. 16.

Thursday, February 15
10:30 p.m. – Washington Street from Front Street to Lakeshore Boulevard

Friday, February 16
7 a.m. – Washington Street from Front Street to Fifth Street
9 a.m. – Fourth Street from Spring Street to Bluff Street
1 p.m. – Lakeshore Boulevard from Mattson Park to Baraga Avenue
5 p.m. – Lakeshore Boulevard from Baraga Avenue to U.S. 41
5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – The northbound lane of S. Lake Street from U.S. 41 to Hampton Street
5:15 p.m. – Front Street from Baraga Avenue to Bluff Street
5:45 p.m. – Third Street from Spring Street to Bluff Street

The detour route will use Baraga Avenue, Fifth Street, and Bluff Street.

Unless otherwise noted, the street closures will remain in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday, February 17. Washington Street from Third Street to Lakeshore Boulevard will remain closed till 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 for the Polar Roll Snow Bike Race.

Pedestrian access will be allowed all days throughout all the street closure areas.

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Polar Roll Snow Bike Race

There will be a 35-mile snow bike race in Marquette on Saturday, Feb. 17, which will include minor traffic delays and rerouting.

The 35-mile race will start on Washington Street between Third Street and Front Street at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. The race will continue down Washington Street to Lakeshore Boulevard and proceed south toward Main Street. At Main Street the race will enter the multi-use path and proceed south to Cliffs Power Road to the South Trails System. Racers will cross Grove Street by the Golf Course and Wilson Street west of Econo Foods. From here, the race will proceed along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail and finish at the Ishpeming High School.

Washington Street will be closed from the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race from the night before and will remain closed from Third Street to Lakeshore Boulevard until 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Front Street and Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed for a short period of time to allow the bike race participants to proceed on their designated route.

Grove Street and Wilson Street will not be closed for this event; however, vehicles could be delayed for up to 30 minutes on Grove Street and Wilson Street at the Harlow Farms subdivision and drivers are encouraged to travel an alternative route. Motorists are advised to be cautious and courteous of bicyclists on Cliffs Power Road and any of the designated street crossings.

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City of Marquette Offices Closed Feb. 19 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, Feb. 19, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.

 

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Manager Angeli to hold Open Office Hours Feb. 14

Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. 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.

 

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Residential Garbage/Recycling Cart Distribution Update

Delivery of garbage and recycle carts ordered by residents began Tuesday, January 30. They are continuing to be placed curbside in front of the home throughout the City of Marquette.

Carts with yellow lids are to be used for the dual stream recycling program; carts with green lids are to be used for trash only. The size of the garbage cart being provided to each home was elected on the order form supplied to the City.

Please try to place carts curbside or in the nearest opening to allow drivers to access them safely and efficiently.

For those residents switching to the cart program, your monthly solid waste fee will be updated starting with the February 2018 billing. The collection schedule remains the same. Please begin using them immediately.

 

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February Exhibits announced

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its January LSAA Gallery exhibition, “A Love of Nature, Up Close and Personal,” by photographer Scot Stewart. Stewart is a teacher at Bothwell Middle School, having taught science, history, and even photography. He writes a weekly column for the Mining Journal on birds, and about a variety of Upper Peninsula natural history topics for the Marquette Monthly. His photographs accompany his writing and have appeared in a variety of exhibits, magazines, calendars and books. His favorite subjects are wolves, minerals, birds and macro subjects. “The beauty of nature brings a sense of joy and peacefulness we all need,” Stewart says. “I savor the opportunities to immerse myself in that realm and save small parts to share with others, hoping the joy and peace will come to them as well.”

The SmallWorks Gallery features pencil sketches and watercolors of local artist Elsa Clark Clement. A retired science teacher, Clement began to draw just three years ago. Her work is a result of a lifetime observing the natural world. Clement taught at Marquette Senior High School, and was also a lab adjunct and computer coding teacher for her alma mater, Northern Michigan University. A Marquette native, Clement is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Amos Harlow. Parents Lottie and Bob Clark nurtured her interest in science and encouraged exploration. An avid traveler, Clement has experienced wildlife across the globe. Yet, the wildlife of home is her artistic inspiration delicately captured in her first exhibit. Both exhibits will be displayed from Feb. 1-27 with an artist reception on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided. The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

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Garbage/Recycle Cart Delivery Update

Delivery of garbage and recycle carts ordered by residents will begin Tuesday, January 30. They will be placed curbside in front of the home. Please begin using them immediately. For those residents switching to the cart program, your monthly solid waste fee will be updated starting with the February 2018 billing. The collection schedule remains the same.

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E-Filing Tax Assistance offered at Marquette Senior Center

The Marquette Senior Center will be hosting AARP Tax Assistance Clinics on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning Friday, February 2, 2018. Appointments will be taken through April 10, 2018.
If you need to file State and Federal Income Taxes, as well as the Homestead Property Tax Credit and/or the Home Heating Credit, AARP volunteers will be available (by appointment only) at the Marquette Senior Center. Please call 228-0456 to schedule an appointment.

 

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Snowbank Removal From City Right-of-Way

Beginning January 28 at 6:30 pm, crews will begin removing snow from the City right-of-way on all designated sidewalks that are plowed by the Public Works Department. Residents are urged to keep items such as snow shovels and children’s toys off snowbanks. We also ask if possible to avoid parking vehicles on the streets so crews have access to all removal areas. This project will be ongoing 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday until completed. Expected completion date is February 9.

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Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. 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. ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to inclement weather, City offices will be closed today, Nov. 27.
Police, Fire and Public Works will remain operational.
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Effective immediately, Furnace Street between South Front Street and Division Street and Lincoln Street between Cleveland Avenue and Fair Avenue will be closed to through traffic until Monday, December 2. These closures are necessary to complete street restorations after water main repairs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Effective immediately, Lakeshore Blvd., from Hawley St. to Fair Ave., will be closed to through traffic due to high wave activity causing flooding. An announcement will be released when the closure is lifted. ... See MoreSee Less

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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: 8 am - 5 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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