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  • Sunrise Dog Dash set for July 2
  • On Saturday, July 2, UPAWS will host the annual 1-mile and 2.5-mile Sunrise Dog Dash from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. No streets will be closed for this event and the public is asked to exercise caution in these areas.
  • PWPL to hold special meeting
  • The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting with the Marquette Charter Township Board in regards to the contract for library services. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.
  • Summer tax bills to be mailed out
  • Summer tax bills totaling approximately $31.5 million dollars will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on June 30. The due date for payment of City summer taxes is Sep. 14.
  • Fourth of July parade closures to begin at 10 a.m.
  • Beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4, Washington Street from McClellan Avenue to Third Street and Third Street from Washington Street to Baraga Avenue will be closed to through traffic to hold the annual Fourth of July Parade. Third and Washington Streets are scheduled to re-open as soon as the parade is completed.

    McClellan Avenue from Baraga Avenue to Ridge Street and areas on Baraga Avenue east and west of McClellan Avenue will be closed for the parade staging areas starting at 10 a.m. These areas will open up to traffic as soon as the parade is completed.
  • BLP closed for holiday
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
  • Traffic to be disrupted on Altamont
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 27, Altamont Street from Jackson Street to Newberry Street will experience traffic disruptions due to the construction and extension of the Altamont Street sidewalk. This project is a continuation of a project completed in 2013 for the Safe Routes to School Program. This is the second phase of a three-phase project. This phase is scheduled to be substantially complete by the end of July.

    Altamont Street will remain open to traffic but will be narrowed to allow construction work.
  • Offices closed for Independence Day
  • City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library), will close at noon on Friday, July 1, and will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
  • Baraga Avenue traffic concerns this summer
  • The Duke Life Point Hospital construction project at 850 W. Baraga Ave. (between McClellan Avenue and 7th Street) is underway. During the construction, the section of Baraga Avenue adjacent to the project will be in rugged condition and experience increased traffic due to construction vehicles. A portion of the road has been turned to gravel. Reduced speeds are recommended for motorists using this section of road.

    While all businesses remain open and accessible from either direction, it is recommended that through traffic find alternate routes until the construction is complete.
  • High amount of construction traffic expected
  • There are numerous major construction projects in the City this summer, and that means there will be an unusually high amount of construction traffic.
  • Mount Marquette road to close for festival
  • On Saturday, June 25, 2016, the road leading to Mount Marquette will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for race activities.
  • City Commission to take infrastructure tour
  • The Marquette City Commission will be participating in a tour of streets and infrastructure in need of repairs prior to the upcoming Capital Outlay work session. No official business of the City will be conducted. The tour will begin on Tuesday, June 28, at 3 p.m. and will depart from Marquette City Hall.
  • Kraft Hockeyville USA logo available
  • The Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2016 Marquette MI logo is available for use by request. Please contact the City of Marquette Parks and Recreation Office via email for a logo request form. Instructions for submission are located on the form and approval is required for use of the logo. Unfortunately there will be no local sponsor participation permitted.
  • Portion of Lincoln to close for work
  • Lincoln Avenue, between Waldo and Center streets, will be closed for a sanitary lateral replacement. The project will take place Thursday, June 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Trails festival may cause brief traffic disruption
  • From Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26, the Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) will be hosting a series of biking, hiking and running events. On Saturday, June 25, traffic will be stopped on M553 (McClellan Avenue) adjacent to the NTN trailhead parking lot from 12:05 to 12:10 p.m. The motoring public is asked to be aware of the traffic disruption and stop for police as directed.
  • 'Walk to the Wall' parade scheduled for June 25
  • On Saturday, June 25, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through approximately 11 a.m., the Marquette County Veterans Alliance will be hosting a “Walk to the Wall” parade. The parade will begin at the Graveraet Middle School parking lot, enter Hewitt Avenue and then proceed north on Third Street to the Superior Dome. Third Street will be closed where the parade is occurring. No detour will be provided.
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