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New Teen Library Group!
New Teen Library Group!
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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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October 2, 2012
Political Signs Prohibited in City Rights-of-Way
Political Signs Prohibited in City Rights-of-Way

A Reminder for Candidates and their Supporters

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OMSI's Earth From Space Exhibit
OMSI's Earth From Space Exhibit
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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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Food For Fines!
Food For Fines!
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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 18, 2012
TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE
TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE

Island Avenue, between Adams Avenue and Washington Avenue

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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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iCraft Program for Teens!
iCraft Program for Teens!
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