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October 19, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Oct. 22-26, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Oct. 22-26, 2012

Major Impact Areas & Updates

·         Project impacts and work areas are again similar to the previous week.
·         The alley between Elm & Depot behind Sterling Bank will be partially closed for at least a portion of the week. The concrete there is slow to cure due to temperature and shade.
·         The sidewalk on the east side of Elm between Adams and Jefferson will remain closed for approximately one more week as the new concrete cures.
·         Finish work will continue on the new accent wall on Adams near Sterling Bank.
·         There will be some sidewalk finish work occurring on the north side of Washington between Depot and the public parking lot.
Project News
·         In order to minimize construction impacts during the upcoming holiday shopping season downtown, the project to reconstruct the alley approaches throughout downtown (outside of the Big H area – to include Fourth, Chestnut, Fir, Greenwood & Hemlock between Jefferson & Washington) will begin Spring 2013.
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October 12, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Oct. 15-19, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Oct. 15-19, 2012

Major Impact Areas & Updates

·         Project impacts and work areas are again similar to the previous week.
·         The alley between Elm & Depot behind Sterling Bank will be partially closed for approximately most of the week.
·         The sidewalk on the east side of Elm between Adams and Jefferson will remain closed for approximately one more week.
·         Finish work will continue on the new accent wall on Adams near Sterling Bank.
Project News
·         In order to minimize construction impacts during the upcoming holiday shopping season downtown, the project to reconstruct the alley approaches throughout downtown (outside of the Big H area – to include Fourth, Chestnut, Fir, Greenwood & Hemlock between Jefferson & Washington) has been delayed until Spring 2013.
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October 4, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update, Oct. 8-12, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update, Oct. 8-12, 2012

Major Impact Areas & Updates

·         Project impacts and work areas are essentially the same as they have been for the past two weeks.
·         The alley between Elm & Depot behind Sterling Bank will be partially closed for approximately one more week.
·         Access to the alley on the east side of Elm by Furniture West will be closed for approximately one more week.
·         The sidewalk on the east side of Elm between Adams and Jefferson will remain closed for approximately one more week.
·         The sidewalk on the north side of Washington between Depot and the public parking lot will be closed for the week, but should reopen by the weekend.
·         Finish work will continue on the new accent wall on Adams near Sterling Bank.
Project News
·         In order to minimize construction impacts during the upcoming holiday shopping season downtown, the project to reconstruct the alley approaches throughout downtown (outside of the Big H area – to include Fourth, Chestnut, Fir, Greenwood & Hemlock between Jefferson & Washington) has been delayed until Spring 2013.
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September 27, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Oct. 1-5, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Oct. 1-5, 2012

Major Impact Areas & Updates
• The alley between Elm & Depot behind BELLA and Mt. Emily Ale House is now OPEN.
• The alley between Elm & Depot behind Sterling Bank will be partially closed for approximately two more weeks.
• Access to the alley on the east side of Elm by Furniture West will be closed for approximately one more week.
• The sidewalk on the east side of Elm between Adams and Jefferson will remain closed for approximately two more weeks.
• The sidewalk on the north side of Washington between Depot and the public parking lot will be closed for the week, but should reopen by the weekend.
• Finish work will continue on the new accent wall on Adams near Sterling Bank.


Project News
• In order to minimize construction impacts during the upcoming holiday shopping season downtown, the project to reconstruct the alley approaches throughout downtown (outside of the Big H area – to include Fourth, Chestnut, Fir, Greenwood & Hemlock between Jefferson & Washington) has been delayed until Spring 2013.

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September 20, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Sept. 24-28, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Sept. 24-28, 2012

Work this week is again the same as last week and includes sidewalk & building basement work and alley reconstruction work. Some finish work remains on the new wall near Sterling Bank on Adams.


There will be closures affecting both alleys between Depot & Elm and the alley near Furniture West on Elm. The sidewalk is closed on Washington between Depot & the public parking lot and on the east side of Elm between Adams & Jefferson. Travel lanes on the east side of Elm may be temporarily closed.

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September 13, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Sept. 17-21, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Sept. 17-21, 2012

Work this week is the same as last week and includes sidewalk & building basement work and alley reconstruction work. Some finish work remains on the new wall near Sterling Bank on Adams.
Sidewalks will remain closed on the east side of Elm between Adams & Jefferson and on the north side of Washington between Depot and the public parking lot. Alleys between
Elm & Depot will remain partially closed. There may be temporary sidewalk closures on Adams near Sterling Bank.
Travel lanes on the east side of Elm may be temporarily closed. All other sidewalks and parking areas in the project area are reopened.

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September 6, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Sept. 10-14, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Sept. 10-14, 2012

Work this week includes sidewalk & building basement work and alley reconstruction prep work. New benches, trash cans & planters continued to be placed throughout the project.

Sidewalks will be closed on the east side of Elm between Adams & Jefferson and on the north side of Washington between Depot and the public parking lot. Travel lanes on Elm between Adams & Jefferson in this area will be temporarily closed as well. Alleys between Elm & Depot will be partially closed. All other sidewalks and parking areas in the project area are reopened.

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August 31, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project - Weekly Update - Sept. 3-7, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project - Weekly Update - Sept. 3-7, 2012

Again this week there will be miscellaneous finish work throughout the project area and alley reconstruction prep work. There will be no project work on Monday, Sept. 3 due to the Labor Day holiday. New bolt-in amenities (benches, trash cans & planters) are being placed throughout the project.

Concrete work will occur on the north side of Adams near Sterling Bank and on Washington between Depot and the public parking lot. Pedestrian ramps will be finished on Jefferson.

There will be closures affecting both alleys between Depot & Elm. The sidewalk is closed on Washington between Depot and the public parking lot and on Adams near Sterling Bank. Two pedestrian ramps are closed on Jefferson.

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August 23, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 27-31
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 27-31

There will be miscellaneous finish work throughout the project area and alley reconstruction prep work on the two alleys between Depot & Elm. Concrete replacement will occur on the north side of Adams near Sterling Bank and on Washington between Depot and the public parking lot. Pedestrian ramps will be finished on Adams and on Jefferson. The major impacts will be temporary alley closures throughout the project area. Most on street parking has been restored.

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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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