News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Baraga Avenue closure
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, Oberstar, Inc. will be replacing sanitary sewer laterals on the 200 block of West Baraga Avenue. The work along the block will be done in sections to minimize parking disruptions along the street. This work is the prerequisite for the milling/overlaying for this street. The work will be done with the road closed to through traffic between Fourth and Third streets. The public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, detour signs and other traffic control measures. This work is expected to be completed in on week. Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.
  • MAWTAB meeting rescheduled
  • The Marquette Areas Wastewater Treatment Advisory Board meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday, Aug. 17 to Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Phase 3 begins in Wilson Street work
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, Wilson Street between Grove Street and McClellan Avenue (M553) will be closed to through traffic for Phase 3 reconstruction work. This is the last of three phases. This phase is expected to last four weeks. In addition, Forest Park Drive will be closed to through traffic due to the work on the intersection at Wilson Street.
  • Crack sealing to disrupt traffic
  • Beginning Monday, Aug. 14, various streets in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to crack sealing activities on our city streets by JCS, Inc. The public is advised to be aware of all flagging and traffic control devices and to use caution when traveling through areas requiring this process. The contractor will be starting at the north end of the City of Marquette and working their way towards the south and from east to west.
  • Spectacle performers, volunteers needed
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces an open call to performers and volunteers for the 2017 Halloween Spectacle. On Sept. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m., performers and volunteers are invited to Queen City Arts Co-op, located at 131 E. Michigan St. in Marquette, to share their acts and talents, or to sign up to volunteer, with Halloween Spectacle Directors. All are welcome!
  • Presque Isle Avenue Phase I work begins
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 Fair Avenue from Presque Isle Avenue to Third Street will be closed to through traffic for Phase 1 reconstruction work. This is the first phase of four phases. This phase is expected to last two weeks.
  • Repairs starting on CR550 pedestrian bridge
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 31, repairs will begin on the County Road 550 pedestrian bridge that crosses the Dead River. The repairs will be accomplished by allowing half of the pathway to remain open to pedestrian and bike traffic. This project is scheduled to be substantially complete by Sept. 8.
  • Phase 2 of Fair Avenue project begins
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, July 28, Fair Avenue between Gray Avenue and Kimber Avenue will be closed to through traffic for Phase 2 reconstruction work. This is the second phase of three phases. This phase is expected to last four weeks.
  • Portion of Baraga Avenue to close
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, Baraga Avenue will be closed from Seventh Street to a point 500 feet west, to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the third phase of the Local Streets portion of the Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by mid-August.
  • New parking meters installed downtown
  • New on-street parking meters are being installed curbside throughout Downtown Marquette, as the Downtown Development Authority begins implementing the next phase of its strategic parking management plan. The goal of effective parking management is to regulate parking spaces in a manner that ensures a percentage of spaces are available at any given time. Parking meters help to control turnover that is vital for maximizing the potential flow of customers to the downtown district’s retail, service, and dining establishments. For more information, click here.
  • Summer tax bills mailed June 30
  • Summer tax bills totaling approximately $31.2 million dollars will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on June 30. The due date for payment of City summer taxes is Sept. 14.
  • Land Development Code kick-off meeting scheduled
  • The City of Marquette Community Development Department, in conjunction with the Planning Commission and planning & zoning consultant McKenna Associates of Michigan, will host an open-house style kick-off meeting for the project of creating a Land Development Code for the City.
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