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August 16, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 20-24, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 20-24, 2012

Impacts will be light this next week as the contractor focuses primarily on finish work throughout the project area. The main areas of impact will be concrete work near Sterling Bank on Adams, the sidewalk and alley adjacent to BELLA and Cherry’s florist on Elm and the sidewalk to the rear of the Reynolds Bldg. on Washington. Most on-street parking should return throughout the project area next week.

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August 9, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 13-17
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 13-17

Concrete sidewalk removal and replacement switches to the NORTH side of Adams Ave. between Elm & Depot. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the week. There will be NO PARKING on the north side of Adams in this section. The travel lane will also be closed and routed to the center turn lane. The driveway exit at Sterling Bank will be open Tuesday and Wednesday only.

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August 3, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 6-10, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 6-10, 2012

Sidewalk removal and replacement begins on the south side of Adams between Elm & Depot. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week. Parking on Adams in this section will be closed starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6.

Work on the north side of Adams is scheduled to begin the following week, Aug. 13.

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July 26, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project weekly update - July 30 - Aug. 3, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project weekly update - July 30 - Aug. 3, 2012
Most work will be completing work started the previous week. Contrary to earlier updates, work on Adams Ave. will NOT begin this week; that work will start the week of Aug. 6. 
 
There will be no parking on the south side of Adams between Elm & Depot beginning at 6 a.m. on Aug. 6.

New concrete will go in on Washington between Elm & Depot, on the east side of Elm near Jefferson and the west side of Elm near Washington. The alley entrance on the east side of Depot between Adams & Washington is under construction. Minor water utility work will occur to the rear of the Reynolds Building on Washington.


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July 19, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project - Weekly Update for July 23-27
Big H Streetscape Project - Weekly Update for July 23-27

Concrete work continues throughout the project, including on Washington Ave. Finish asphalt work will occur on the west side of Depot between Adams and Jefferson to complete that section. Prep work starts on Adams with saw-cutting. The first demolition work on Adams is set to occur the following week, July 30-Aug. 3. The contractor hopes to open up some additional on-street parking on the side streets next week.

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July 17, 2012
Urban Renewal Agency request for Price Quotes
Urban Renewal Agency request for Price Quotes

The La Grande Urban Renewal Agency requests contractor price quotes for minor repair work on the IOOF/State Theater building at 1106 Adams Ave. Price Quotes are due by Aug. 3.

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July 13, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Week 7 - July 16-20
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Week 7 - July 16-20
Project updates for next week – pretty much more of the same – removing concrete on the west side of Elm between Adams & Washington and finishing up concrete work in most other areas. All pedestrian ramps at Adams should be complete except the one at the NE corner of Elm & Adams.

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July 13, 2012
REMINDER - IOOF Cleanup Project work closes alley behind City Hall

The work to abate environmental hazards in the IOOF building at 1106 Adams began on July 9 and will last for approximately 6.5 weeks. During this time the alley behind the building will be closed to through traffic. A detour is set up through the parking lot adjacent to City Hall.

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June 28, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project - Weekly Update - July 2-13
Big H Streetscape Project - Weekly Update - July 2-13

Due to the Independence Day Holiday, this week’s update will cover the next two weeks, taking us right up to the Crazy Days weekend of July 13 & 14. There will be no work occurring on Adams Ave. until after Crazy Days.

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June 22, 2012
Big H Project Week 4 Update
Big H Streetscape Project weekly update - June 25-29

Next week, the Project begins the first big “Flip” from Stage One to Stage Two – meaning that in each block section the work transitions to the other side. As concrete gets poured on one side, concrete removal begins on the opposite side of the street in each section on Elm and Depot. Work on Adams won’t start until after Crazy Days in late July.

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June 14, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project weekly update - June 18-22, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project weekly update - June 18-22, 2012

New concrete sidewalks will be installed. Saw-cutting of existing concrete & asphalt will occur. Some removal of existing concrete will take place.

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June 11, 2012
IOOF cleanup project PUBLIC NOTICE - UPDATED
IOOF cleanup project PUBLIC NOTICE - UPDATED

*UPDATED* Project will begin in early JULY.

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June 6, 2012
Big H Streetscape project photos posted daily
Big H Streetscape project photos posted daily

New Big H Streetscape Project Photos posted daily on the La Grande Main Street Facebook Page! Check out the daily photo updates online.

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June 6, 2012
Big H Streetscape project weekly update - Week 2 (June 11-15)
Big H Streetscape project weekly update - Week 2 (June 11-15)

The Big H Project continues with new concrete pouring and concrete removal on sections of Depot Street.

For additional information on what's occuring with the project in Week 2, click here.  For a map of the Week 2 project impact area, click here.

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June 1, 2012
Big H Weekly Project Update for Week 1 (June 4-8)

The Big H Project kicks off on Monday, June 4 with saw-cutting throughout the project area and concrete demolition on Depot Street.

For additional information on what's occuring with the project in Week 1, click here.  For a map of the Week 1 project impact area, click here.

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