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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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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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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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