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  • Public skating hours at Lakeview
  • Public skating hours begin Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Lakeview Arena. For more information, including a schedule, click here.
  • Engine delivery to impact local traffic
  • Three large reciprocating internal combustion engines are being delivered to the City of Marquette for use at the Marquette Board of Light and Power's Marquette Energy Center. The movement of the engines through town is scheduled to begin on Sept. 23. This project will cause traffic disruptions and street closures. For updated schedules related to specific impacted streets, see below:

    Pine Street

    Lakeshore Boulevard

    Wright Street (1, 2)
  • Compost site to open Thursday
  • The City of Marquette Household Rubbish and Compost drop-off sites, located at the old Cliffs Dow site were closed Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 21 due to the street closures required for unloading of the reciprocating internal combustion engines required for the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s new “Marquette Energy Center”. The rescheduled date for the Household Rubbish site will be on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. Access for drop-off will be Wright Street off of Presque Isle Avenue. There will be no access from Lakeshore Boulevard.

    The Compost Drop-off site will resume its normal hours of operation on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p m. Access for drop-off will be from the north on Lakeshore Boulevard off of Hawley Street. There will be no access from the south on Lakeshore Boulevard.
  • BLP work session scheduled for Sept. 27
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power will hold a work session beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the BLP offices at 2200 Wright Street. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss draft financial policies.
  • Rubbish, compost sites closed temporarily
  • The City of Marquette Household Rubbish and Compost drop-off sites, located at the old Cliffs Dow site, will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 21 due to the street closures required for unloading of the reciprocating internal combustion engines required for the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s new “Marquette Energy Center”. The Compost site will reopen Saturday, Sept. 24 and the Household Rubbish site will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 27.
  • Climate walk to take place Sept. 24
  • On Saturday, Sept. 24, there will be an organized walk on the multi-use path between noon and 2 p.m. from the South Beach parking lot to Presque Isle Park. Participants will follow the rules of the road, however the motoring public is asked to be alert to walkers crossing all the streets along the route.
  • NMU Homecoming parade set for Sept. 23
  • Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, Northern Michigan University will be holding the annual homecoming parade. The following streets will be closed to through traffic for the parade:

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

    The streets will be re-opened at 7 p.m.
  • Run/walk scheudled for Sept. 24
  • On Saturday, Sept. 24, there will be a 5k walk and 10k foot race starting at 9 a.m. Both the 5k and 10k will start at the Great Lakes Recovery Center at 241 Wright Street and progress from there. For the full route, click here.
  • No left turn allowed on northbound Washington
  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 26, there will be no left turn allowed for northbound traffic on Front Street at the intersection of Front and Washington streets.

    This restriction will be in place until further notice and while work occurs on the east side of the 100 block of South Front Street. This work includes replacing the curb, sidewalk, and pavers.
  • Community walk scheduled for Sept. 24
  • On Saturday, Sept. 24, 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 considerate toward people crossing the street.
  • Planning Commission meeting canceled
  • The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20 has been canceled due to lack of business. The Planning Commission usually meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, and the public is welcome to attend these meetings.
  • Homecoming parade set for Sept. 16
  • Beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continuing through approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, the Marquette Senior High School will be holding their annual homecoming parade. The parade will begin at the Marquette Senior High School, exit east on College Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, proceed south on Lincoln Avenue to Magnetic Street, then east on Magnetic Avenue to Third Street, then north on Third Street to the entrance to NMU north of Fair Avenue.
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