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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
Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:         Missy Luick, City of Traverse City, Planning and Engineering Assistant, (231) 922-4778

                        Ty Schmidt, Norte, Executive Director, (231) 883-2453

                        Christine Guitar, Traverse City Area Public Schools, (231) 933-8995

Safe Routes to Central Grade School

Walking and Biking Audit Planned for September 27

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN- On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., the City of Traverse City Safe Routes to School team will host a Walking and Biking Audit at Central Grade School to assess routes students use to walk and bike to school. Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is a national and state program to increase walking and biking to school along safe routes.

Community members, parents and students are encouraged to participate in the Walking and Biking Audit. Participants will help identify the safest routes for children to walk and bike to school. The event will include directions to use a simple checklist, walk or bike a designated route, mapping results, and developing recommendations to increase safe walking and biking to school. The walking and/or biking portion of the audit will take approximately 50 minutes. Snacks will be provided. Please plan on 2 hours total.

Who:                     Community members, parents and students

What:                    SR2S Audit for Central Grade School

When:                   September 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Where:                  Participants are asked to meet at the school library

301 Seventh Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

Findings of the Walking and Biking Audits will be used to create a SR2S action plan to increase safety on routes students walk or bike to Central Grade School. A benefit to students from Safe Routes to School is the regular physical activity they receive from walking or biking daily to and from school. A recent national survey found that while 70% of parents walked or bicycled to school as children, only 18% of their children walk or bike to school today.

For more information about Safe Routes to School in Traverse City, contact Missy Luick, City of Traverse City at (231) 922-4778 or the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports at (800) 434-8642. 

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by Missy Luick
Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Jessica Carpenter, Engineering Technician jcarpenter@traversecitymi.gov

(231) 922-6894

 Front Street Lane Shifts

9/22/2017

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City will be placing pavement markings on Front Street between the westerly City Limits and Monroe Street. The lane shifts to accommodate the painting of pavement markings is expected to occur between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.

Front Street between the westerly City Limits and Monroe Street will be closed to through traffic (per the Front Street Reconstruction Project) 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 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
Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

       800 Block Carver Street Closure

 

Carver Street will be closed to all traffic

September 26, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that Leelanau Redi-Mix will be closing the 800 Block Carver St. between Barlow Street and Rose Street for utility work.  This closure will take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8 am and will be reopened by the end of the 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 John Travis
Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact:           Mark Jones, Streets Superintendent, (231) 922-4901, x112

           

City of Traverse City Street Crack Sealing

Temporary Lane Closures

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City Streets Department has contracted with Scodeller Construction Company to perform crack sealing work on multiple streets throughout the City.  This work will require short-term closure of single lanes while the work is being done, resulting in minor traffic delays.  Traffic flag persons will be on site to control and re-direct traffic around the work areas.  The work is expected to start on Monday, September 18, 2017 and to be complete by Friday, October 13, 2017, weather permitting.

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 preventative maintenance work will generate noise and cause inconvenience. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

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
Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Boughey St. &

Nineteenth St. Construction

9/20 - 9/26/2017

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Rieth – Riley Construction Co., Inc. will be resurfacing Boughey St. and Nineteenth St. The work is expected to start on Wednesday, September 20th and be substantially complete on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Schedule is subject to change due to weather.

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

On Nineteenth St. crews will be removing existing pavements, grading and compacting the gravel base and overlaying with hot mix asphalt. Nineteenth 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 Missy Luick
Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

W. 11th St. Closure &

Elmwood Ave. Construction

9/19 - 9/22/2017

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Rieth – Riley Construction Co., Inc. will be resurfacing W. 11th St. and Elmwood Ave. The work is expected to start on Tuesday, September 19th and be substantially complete on Friday, September 22, 2017. Schedule is subject to change due to weather.

On W. 11th St. between S. Division St. (US31) and Elmwood Ave. crews will be milling existing pavements and overlaying with hot mix asphalt. W. 11th St. will be closed to all traffic during the day when workers are present. Turning movements onto W. 11th St. from S. Division St. will be prohibited.

On Elmwood Ave. between W. 11th St. and 7th St. crews will be reconstructing the intersection of Elmwood Ave. and Medical Campus Dr. and resurfacing the remainder of the street segment with hot mix asphalt. Elmwood Ave. will remain open to two-way traffic however the intersection at Medical Campus Dr. will be under flagger control and will be closed for up to 15 minutes at a time during the day. Parking on Elmwood Ave. will be prohibited.

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
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, September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

                       

ELMWOOD AVE. / MEDICAL CAMPUS DR.

INTERSECTION WORK

9/12/2017 & 9/14/2017

 

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City and Rieth-Riley will be removing and replacing existing concrete curb at the intersections of Elmwood Ave. / Medical Campus Dr. and Elmwood Ave. / Seventh St. in preparation for a resurfacing project that is expected to start Tuesday, September 19th. Additional public service announcements regarding the resurfacing project will be provided.

The intersections will remain open to two-way traffic however 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 area.

The schedule is subject to change due to weather and production delays. 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 Alexander 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, September 11, 2017

Please open the PDF to review the planned Fall Pavement Preservation Schedule for Boon Street, Barlow Street, 19th Street, Boughey Street, 15th Street, 11th Street and Elmwood Ave.

by Missy Luick
Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:         Missy Luick, City of Traverse City, Planning and Engineering Assistant, (231) 922-4778

                        Ty Schmidt, Norte, Executive Director, (231) 883-2453

                        Christine Guitar, Traverse City Area Public Schools, (231) 933-8995

Safe Routes to Willow Hill Elementary School

Walking and Biking Audit Planned for September 12

 

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN- On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., the City of Traverse City Safe Routes to School team will host a Walking and Biking Audit at Willow Hill Elementary School to assess routes students use to walk and bike to school. Safe Routes to School (SR2S) is a national and state program to increase walking and biking to school along safe routes.

Community members, parents and students are encouraged to participate in the Walking and Biking Audit. Participants will help identify the safest routes for children to walk and bike to school. The event will include directions to use a simple checklist, walk or bike a designated route, mapping results, and developing recommendations to increase safe walking and biking to school. The walking and/or biking portion of the audit will take approximately 50 minutes. Snacks will be provided. Please plan on 2 hours total.

Who:                     Community members, parents and students

What:                    SR2S Audit for Willow Hill Elementary School

When:                   September 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Where:                  Participants are asked to meet at the school library

1250 Hill Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

Findings of the Walking and Biking Audits will be used to create a SR2S action plan to increase safety on routes students walk or bike to Willow Hill Elementary School. A benefit to students from Safe Routes to School is the regular physical activity they receive from walking or biking daily to and from school. A recent national survey found that while 70% of parents walked or bicycled to school as children, only 18% of their children walk or bike to school today.

For more information about Safe Routes to School in Traverse City, contact Missy Luick, City of Traverse City at (231) 922-4778 or the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports at (800) 434-8642. 

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by John Travis
Friday, September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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

MAPLE STREET CLOSURE

BETWEEN 11TH AND 12TH STREETS

 

TRAVERSE CITY- Motorists and pedestrians should be aware that the City of Traverse City Street Department will be closing a portion of Maple Street in the 800 Block (between 11th Street and 12th Street), starting Monday, September 11, to repair an underground storm sewer structure. This work will be completed by Friday, September 15, weather permitting.

The work will require this portion of Maple Street to be closed. Access to the alley between Maple Street and Oak Street will be from OAK STREET ONLY.  Access to the alley between Maple Street and Division Street will be CLOSED AT MAPLE STREET.  Residents along this alley will be allowed to park on 11th and 12th Streets for the duration of this project.  TC Streets crew will work with residents when possible to allow entry to alley from Maple Street.

Provisions are being made for waste and recycling pickup.  American Waste will be able to access these areas to complete their 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 Mark Jones at 922-4901 ext. 112 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).