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Local briefing

Operations cause traffic disruptions

MARQUETTE — Beginning on Tuesday, various areas in the City of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to soil boring operations.

Tri Media Consultants will be performing soil boring sampling for future street reconstruction projects. The public is advised to use caution when traveling through these areas and be aware of all flagging and traffic control. Work will be continuing throughout the week on the following dates and locations:

Tuesday: Marquette Drive and Lakeview Drive

Wednesday: Lakeview Drive and Union Street from Wilkinson to Presque Isle

Thursday and Friday: property adjacent to Lakeshore Blvd. from Pine to Hawley

Be advised that the weather may delay these operations until the next available day.

Winter hours to take effect Monday

MARQUETTE — All parks in the city of Marquette will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Monday, according to city officials.

Parking ban to go into effect Nov. 1

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s winter parking ban will begin Nov. 1 and run through April 1, according to the Marquette City Police Department. City residents, NMU students and visitors are reminded to find off street parking during the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. during this time, as a violation of the winter parking ban results in a $75 fine, according to city officials.

Residents are also reminded that front yard parking is prohibited within the city unless authorization is given by the Marquette Community Development office, a press release states. The request must be made through them and a determination to allow this will be based on certain criteria. Front yard parking without prior approval is a violation of city ordinance and subject to a fine of $50 for the first offense. Contact the community development department at 228-0425.

Furthermore, parking in the right-of-way is prohibited in the city of Marquette unless authorized by the city’s police department. This also must be requested and permission will only be granted after it is determined to be the only viable option, city officials said. Violation of right-of-way parking without prior approval is subject to a $50 fine.

Property owners are also encouraged to make arrangements for off-street parking during the winter parking ban for residents and tenants of homes and rental units.

For more information, call the Marquette City Police Department at 228-0400.