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The City of La Grande is the economic, educational, recreational, and cultural hub for eastern Oregon, with a family oriented, small-town character.

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October 26, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2012

Major Impact Areas & Updates
·         The project is winding down with minimal impact areas. The most significant impact area for the next 2-3 weeks will be the sidewalk on the east side of Elm between Adams and the alley (south side of Adams). This sidewalk and basement area is being reconstructed.
·         Finish work will continue on the new accent wall on Adams near Sterling Bank.
·         The contractor will pour the stamped colored concrete in various areas of the project area.
·         The sidewalk on the east side of Elm north of Adams will be closed for part of the week.
Project News
·         New street trees as a part of this project are scheduled to be installed in early November. The trees need to be installed once they are fully dormant.
·         New street/pedestrian lights as a part of this project are scheduled to be installed in mid-November. The lights are being custom-made, and the manufacturer has indicated a ship date of November 2.
·         All concrete needs to be protected long after it is initially installed. Cold weather is the harshest season that can damage your concrete. To avoid unnecessary damage you should not use deicers as a method of dealing with ice. Deicers will cause the concrete surface to flake and peel. It is recommended that kitty litter or sand be used for this since it is harmless to the surface of the concrete. Property owners are responsible for maintaining and replacing damaged sidewalks and avoiding surface damage will protect your investment and prolong the life of your concrete surface. 
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October 25, 2012
A Sign of Fall
A Sign of Fall

La Grande Public Works Fall Street Clean up

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October 23, 2012
WWII Monument Coming to Oregon

"3,757 Oregonians died protecting our freedom"

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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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