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November 16, 2012
FINAL Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Nov. 19-30, 2012
FINAL Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Nov. 19-30, 2012

Major Impact Areas & Updates
• The project continues to wind down with minimal impact areas. The most significant impact area will again 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. This work will impact the entrances to Miracle Ear and La Grande Dry Cleaning.
• Finish work continues on the new accent wall on Adams near Sterling Bank.

Project News
• The project is expected to completely wrap up on Friday, Nov. 30. This will be the final weekly project update. Planning for an end-of-project celebration is underway; stay tuned for more details! The City of La Grande thanks the community for its patience and perseverance, especially the downtown businesses directly impacted by the project.
• New street trees continue to be installed throughout the project area this week.
• The installation of the new pedestrian lights throughout the project area continues this week and the lights are expected to be fully operational after the sidewalk work on Elm is completed. It is possible that some of the lights on the north side of Adams will be operational this week. The contractor will also continue installing street signs.
• Contractor continues working on minor “punch-list” items.
• REMEMBER! Please do not use chemical de-icer products on any of the new concrete! The use of these products will destroy the concrete. Non-chemical substitutes, such as kitty litter or sand should be used instead.

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November 9, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update, Nov. 12-16, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update, Nov. 12-16, 2012

Week 24 – Nov. 12 - 16, 2012
Major Impact Areas & Updates
• The project continues to wind down with minimal impact areas. The most significant impact area will again 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. This work will impact the entrances to Miracle Ear and La Grande Dry Cleaning.
• Finish work will continue on the new accent wall on Adams near Sterling Bank.

Project News
• New street trees will be installed throughout the project area this week.
• The installation of the new pedestrian lights throughout the project area will continue this week and the lights are expected to be operational the week of Nov. 19 in time for Thanksgiving.
• Contractor continues working on “punch-list” items including cleaning the fronts of buildings throughout the project area.
• 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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November 1, 2012
Annual C.A.N. Food Drive Under Way
Annual C.A.N. Food Drive Under Way

Fifth Annual C.A.N. Food Drive Concludes Saturday, November 3

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November 1, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Nov. 5-9, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Nov. 5-9, 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 sidewalk on the east side of Elm north of Adams may see partial closures.

Project News
• New street trees may be installed this week or next.
• New pedestrian lights are scheduled to arrive this week; installation will begin soon.
• Contractor will be working on “punch-list” items including cleaning the fronts of buildings throughout the project area.
• 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 31, 2012
Property Owner Concrete Maintenance Guide
October 30, 2012
Oregon WWII Monument Date Change

New Date and Time

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