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by Missy Luick
Monday, October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           John McWethy, Public Services Assistant, (231) 922-4467                 

       1600 Block Eastern Ave. Closure

 

Eastern Avenue will be closed to all traffic

October 18th and 19th, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be closing the 1600 Block of Eastern Ave. between Bloomfield Road and Eastwood Street for utility work.  This closure will take place on Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday October 19th 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and will be reopened by the end of the each day.  This will cause disruptions to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  This closure is weather dependent.

The work will require the street to be closed to all traffic while the work is being done.  Access will be maintained to all residences at all times.  There will be a signed detour in place during the closure.            

Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and inconvenience for your travels. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work areas.

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call John McWethy at 922-4467 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Kelly Rice
Monday, October 16, 2017

West Front St. Street Closure
Tuesday October 17th- Thursday October 19th, 2017
Utility Work

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be televising/ inspecting the sanitary sewer on West Front St. beginning on Tuesday, October 17th and ending on Thursday, October 19th. West Front St. will be closed from Maple St. to Wadsworth/ Hall St. from 9:00 pm Tuesday until 6:00 am Wednesday and again from 9:00 pm Wednesday until 6:00 am Thursday. During these times, please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion and delay, and to promote worker safety. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work area.

We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, at 922-4923 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

by Missy Luick
Monday, October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-4468

                       

Barlow St. Closure

10/11 – 10/18/2017

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Rieth – Riley Construction Co., Inc. will be resurfacing Barlow St. between Hannah Ave. and Centre St. The work is expected to start on Wednesday, October 11th and be substantially complete on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Schedule is subject to change due to weather.

On Barlow St., between Hannah Ave. and Centre St., crews will be removing existing pavements, grading and compacting the gravel base and overlaying with hot mix asphalt. Barlow St. will be closed to all traffic during the day when workers are present.

Delays can be expected. Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work areas.

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Alex Yockey at 922-4468 if you have any questions.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Missy Luick
Monday, October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-4468

                       

W. Fifteenth St. &

S. Maple St. Closure

10/11 – 10/19/2017

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Rieth – Riley Construction Co., Inc. will be resurfacing W. Fifteenth St. and S. Maple St. The work is expected to start on Wednesday, October 11th and be substantially complete on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Schedule is subject to change due to weather.

On W. Fifteenth St., between S. Maple St. and Veterans Dr., crews will be milling existing pavements and overlaying with hot mix asphalt. W. Fifteenth St. will be closed to all through traffic during the day when workers are present.

On S. Maple St., between W. Fifteenth St. and Belanger Lane, crews will be milling existing pavements and overlaying with hot mix asphalt. S. Maple St. will be closed to all through traffic during the day when workers are present.

Delays can be expected. Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work areas.

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Alex Yockey at 922-4468 if you have any questions.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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It's that time of year again when all of the ghosts, goblins, princes, princesses and other great characters come out and wander the community in hopes of receiving their favorite special treat! 

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Trick-or-Treating hours are as follows for the City:

Downtown TC Merchants Halloween Walk - Saturday, October 28 - 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM 

Entire City - Tuesday, October 31 - 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM (We ask that all City resident households participating in trick-or-treating to turn on their porch lights promptly at 5:00 PM and turn them off promptly at 8:00 PM or when the candy is gone, whichever comes first.) 


Halloween Safety Recommendations:

Costume Safety

  • Use make-up or face paint instead of masks, but if masks are used, make sure they fit properly and have holes large enough for mouth and eyes.
  • Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant.
  • Wear light-colored clothing at night, short enough to prevent tripping. Add reflective tape or reflectors to dark colored costumes.
  • Make props such as daggers or swords out of cardboard, rather than metal or wood.

Trick-or-Treating Safety

  • Give and accept wrapped or packaged candy only.
  • Have children bring treats home for adult inspection before they are eaten.
  • Adults should accompany small and elementary school age children when they are trick-or-treating and send older children in groups.
  • Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.
  • Have children stay within the neighborhood; only visit homes you know.
  • Watch for traffic.
  • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the children and become frightened.

The City wishes everyone a Happy Halloween! 

by Missy Luick
Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-4468                     

CENTRE ST. CLOSURE &

WOODMERE AVE. SHOULDER CLOSURE

9/28/2017 - 10/21/2017

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Elmer’s Crane and Dozer, Inc. will be constructing sidewalk on the north and south side of Centre St. between Woodmere Ave. and Bates St. Centre St. between Grant St. and Bates St. will be closed to all traffic during the day when workers are present. The shoulder of Woodmere Ave. at Centre St. will be closed when workers are present to reconstruct the sidewalk ramps.

Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work area.

The schedule is subject to change due to weather. This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Alex Yockey at 922-4468 if you have any questions.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by John Travis
Monday, September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact:           Mark Jones, Streets Supervisor, (231) 922-4901 ext. 112

City of Traverse City

2017

Leaf Collection Starts

Monday, October 23rd

 

The City of Traverse City’s Fall Leaf Collection Program will begin Monday, October 23, 2017.  Residents are reminded that there is a City Ordinance which prohibits open burning in the City.

 

DO NOT PLACE leaves in the street before October 19, 2017 as this will be in violation of City Ordinance 668.03 which states “No person shall place or throw any goods, wares, merchandise, machinery, junk, wood, rubbish, manure, leaves, grass, sawdust, ashes, garbage or refuse upon any public street, alley or sidewalk, except that leaves may be placed at the curb line of streets for collection by City forces during a period designated by the City Manager for such collection.”  This period does not start until October 19, 2017.  Anyone placing anything in the street before then is in violation of this ordinance and shall be responsible for a civil infraction.

 

General Guidelines – NO PLASTIC BAGS!

BIODEGRADABLE PAPER BAGS ARE ACCEPTABLE

 

  • On curb & gutter streets, rake leaves down into street.    DO NOT BLOCK CATCH BASINS!
  • On all other streets rake leaves to gravel shoulder or paved edge of the road.
  • No leaves will be picked up in alleys, except homes along Division Street, East Front Street from Railroad Avenue to Munson Avenue, and Munson Avenue from East Front Street to Airport Access Road.
  • NO PLASTIC BAGS!  Leaves should be LOOSE – State Law prohibits plastic bags at our compost site.  Biodegradable paper bags are acceptable.
  • No branches or brush will be picked up.  Do not put them out for pick up.
  • Please do not park vehicles over leaf piles in City streets.

Leaf pickup will begin Monday, October 23, 2017 on the WEST side of the City.  Due to weather and leaf fall variables, no specific pickup date will be scheduled.  We will cover the City neighborhoods, beginning on the west side and moving eastward, over a period of 5 to 7 weekdays, and then will return to the west side to repeat the process.  Leaves should be raked out in front of your house for pickup as promptly as possible on or after October 19, 2017.  Pick up will continue through November 17, 2017.

Residents should remember that if they have yard waste that they want picked up before the City’s leaf pick up, American Waste will do the pickup for $2.23 per bag as part of their service.  Call American Waste at 231-943-8088 for information regarding their sticker program.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Missy Luick
Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Jessica Carpenter, Engineering Technician

jcarpenter@traversecitymi.gov

(231) 922-6894        

Station Street Closure

9/25/2017 TO 10/27/2017

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Alpers Excavating Inc. will be reconstructing Station Street (alley south of Eighth St) between Wellington Street and Franklin Street. The project will start Monday, September 25, 2017 and is expected to be substantially completed by October 27, 2017.

Work includes removing the existing pavement and installing new pavement, curbs and gutters, storm sewer main systems with two drywells, and sanitary sewer main systems. Station Street between Wellington Street and Franklin Street will be closed to all traffic for the duration of the project. Commercial vehicles and deliveries are encouraged to use side streets to make their deliveries.

Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and promote worker safety. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work area.

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to email or call Jessica Carpenter, jcarpenter@traversecitymi.gov  (231) 922-6894, if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Missy Luick
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           John McWethy, Public Services Assistant, (231) 922-4467  

300 Block of Vine St. & 700 Block of Second St. Closures 

The Southern portion of Vine St. and the 700 block of Second Street will be closed to all traffic indefinitely

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be closing the Southern portion of Vine St. and the 700 block of Second Street.  This closure is taking place as part of a Vacation of Public Right of Way and for the construction of a new Immaculate Conception School.  The closure will take place on Friday, September 15, 2017.  Second Street will be relocated to the North and will be reopened by November 15, 2017 weather permitting.

Access will be maintained to all businesses at all times.             

Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and inconvenience for your travels. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work areas.

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call John McWethy at 922-4467 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).

by Kelly Rice
Monday, September 11, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Water and Wastewater Maintenance Department will be conducting water system improvements on the 900 and 1000 blocks of Union Street (between 12th and 14th St.) beginning Tuesday, September 12th and ending Friday, September 15th.  The section of Union St. will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. daily.  Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and promote worker safety. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work area.

 

This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Justin Roy, Water/Wastewater Maintenance Superintendent, at 922-4923 if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule. 

by Missy Luick
Monday, July 31, 2017

July 28, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Alexander R. Yockey P.E., Civil Engineer II, (231) 922-4468                      

                     West Front St. Closure

 

West Front Street will be closed to all traffic

August 7th Until October 20th 2017

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Elmer’s Crane and Dozer will be closing West Front Street from the Elmwood Avenue to Division Street for the reconstruction of the street including underground utilities. The duration of this closure will be from August 7th, 2017 to October 20th 2017.

W. Front St. will be closed except for local traffic between Cedar Run Rd. and Elmwood Avenue. It will be closed to all traffic between Elmwood Avenue and Division Street. Access to businesses and homes in the closed area will be maintained from the side streets and alleys. Crossings at Elmwood Avenue, Spruce Street and Cedar Street will be maintained as much as possible. Truck traffic serving businesses in the closed area will be allowed to use other local streets for deliveries to the area. A detour will be provided to bypass this section of W. Front St. Please do not use Medical Campus Drive for your route as it greatly impacts the mobility of emergency services going to Munson Hospital. Sidewalks will be closed but every effort will be made to have them accessible during the project. These restrictions are for the safety of the workers and to expedite the construction to reduce the time needed to complete the work.

Please use alternate routes avoiding this area to reduce congestion, delay and inconvenience for your travels. Appropriate signage and barricades will be in place in and around the work areas. This construction will generate dust, noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to call Alex Yockey at 922-4468  if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the work or the schedule.

Please review the Detour Map.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).