Street disruptions due to milling and paving activities

As part of the ongoing Street Improvements Project, Payne & Dolan, Inc. will begin milling on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Paving will begin on Saturday, Sept. 30. Initial milling work is slated to begin on Genesee Street and asphalt paving is to start on Baraga Avenue. All work is scheduled to take place under flag control or temporary closure to through traffic. The following is a sequence of the planned schedule and the approximate dates for milling & paving.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Genesee (Division to Altamont) and Altamont (US-41 Overpass to McMillan and Genesee to Mesnard)

Thursday, Sept. 28
Longyear (Center to Wright) and Front (Hewitt to Crescent)

Friday, Sept. 29
Baraga (Third to Fifth)

Saturday, Sept. 30
Front (Ridge to Washington and Spring to Fisher)

Asphalt Paving:
Saturday, Sept. 30
Baraga (Third to Fifth)
Front (Ridge to Washington and Spring to Fisher)

Monday, Oct. 2
Jefferson, Sherman, Hancock, Sheridan – First course
Harrison (4th to 6th) – First course
Front (Hewitt to Crescent)
Genesee (Division to Altamont)
Altamont (US-41 Overpass to McMillan and Genesee to Mesnard)

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Genesee (Division to Altamont)
Longyear (Center to Wright)

Wednesday, Oct. 4
Jefferson, Sherman, Hancock, Sheridan – Surface Course
Harrison (Fourth to Sixth) – Surface Course

The above dates are approximate and due to weather and other circumstances, milling and paving may move a day or so earlier or later. Please also adhere to the temporary No Parking signs that will precede the milling and paving. As always please follow all traffic and detour signing.
The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during the construction process.


Phase 4 work to begin on Presque Isle Avenue

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, Presque Isle Avenue will be closed from College Avenue to Fair Avenue to through traffic for Phase 4 reconstruction work. It is expected the Kaye Avenue intersection will be closed for approximately three weeks.
The Presque Isle Avenue work will detour traffic from Presque Isle Avenue, Magnetic Street, Third Street, and onto Fair Avenue. NMU students can access campus by way of Magnetic Street to Lee Street.

Businesses in this area are open and patrons can access them by way of the detour route to Wright Street and onward to Presque Isle Avenue. 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 Presque Isle Avenue Reconstruction Project link at

Hebert Construction Company is the general contractor for this project.

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



Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled for Sept. 23

On Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through noon, the Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting a community walk.
The walk will start at the NMU Jacobetti Complex, then cross Hawley Street at the multi-use path before proceeding to Presque Isle and returning along the same route.
The walk is to occur exclusively on the multi-use path and participants are to follow the rules of the road, however the public is asked to be aware of and be considerate toward people crossing the street.


Streets to close for NMU parade

Beginning at 5:30 P.M. on Friday, Sept. 22, Northern Michigan University will be holding their annual homecoming parade. The following streets will be closed to through traffic for the parade:

  • Pine Street from Lakeshore Boulevard to Fair Avenue
  • Fair from Pine to Third Street
  • Third from Fair to Hewitt Avenue
  • Hewitt from Third to Front Street
  • Front from Hewitt to Fair

The streets will be re-opened at 7 p.m.


City Hall water interruptions scheduled during renovation project

The City Hall renovation project is requiring a hot water heater and valve replacement. To perform this upgrade, the building water supply will be interrupted with the following schedule:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. – Water will be shut off to the entire building. All bathrooms will be out of order at this time.
  • Thursday, Sept. 21 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. – Hot water only will be shut off to the entire building. Cold water will remain available.
  • Monday, Sept. 25 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. – Hot water only will be shut off to the entire building Cold water will remain available.

The City of Marquette appreciates your patience during this construction process.


LDCAC meeting scheduled

The City of Marquette’s ad-hoc Land Development Code Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting this Tuesday:

4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 19th
Room 103 – Lower Level – City Hall
300 W. Baraga St., Marquette

The Marquette City Commission has appointed eight residents of the city to serve as an oversight board to the Land Development Code (LDC) project, and to provide input and feedback to the consulting team, City staff, and the Planning Commission. The project is in its third month and is scheduled to be completed in twelve months, not including time for final public review and hearings.

The LDC project will modernize the City’s land-use codes, and create a user-friendly document that updates and combines various ordinance/code elements. The intended impacts of this project are to update zoning districts and standards, to incorporate new standards for increased environmental protection and the mitigation of the negative impacts of urbanization and growth, and to reduce the complexity of the current land-use ordinances and reduce the number of variance cases caused by outdated standards. The envisioned Code document will be designed to assist in implementing the City’s vision to become a premiere sustainable community with a strong sense of place that provides unique opportunities for living, learning, and business.



Starting immediately, the Presque Isle Park will be closed in its entirety due to inclement weather and wave height. Signage and barricades will be placed at the entrance to the island. Any additional questions or concerns can be addressed by contacting the Marquette City Police Department at 906-228-0400. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. ... 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 ... See MoreSee Less

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The Marquette City Police Department would like to welcome the newest officer to the department; Officer Griffin!

Officer Griffin graduated from the Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy in August and has been working for the Chocolay Township Police Department. He offically swore his oath in the Marquette City Commission Chambers yesterday.

Congratulations and again welcome, Officer Griffin!!
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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



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