MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - With many events happening over the next week in the Marquette area, pay attention to traffic shifts, street closures and volunteers directing traffic.
Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro:
Marquette Mountain Road will be closed for an event starting Saturday, October 1. It will close at 6 p.m. and will remain closed until Sunday, October 2 at 3 p.m. due to the Noquemanon Trail Network’s Marquette Mountain Bike Enduro.
A local Hunger Walk will also be crossing city streets. On Sunday, October 2, beginning at 2 p.m. and continuing through 4:30 p.m., there will be a Hunger Walk using city sidewalks, crossing city streets and utilizing the multi-use path. The walk will start at the First Presbyterian Church at 120 N. Front St., proceed north to Fair Avenue, east to the City multi-use path, south along the multi-use path to Main Street, then west on Main Street to Front Street, then north on Front Street returning to the First Presbyterian Church.
No roads will be closed, however volunteers will be stopping cars at road crossings and the public is asked to be aware of walkers crossing the street.
Some construction zones are also altering traffic routes.
A traffic shift will occur on Wright Street from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday, October 3 through Wednesday, October 5. Two-way traffic on Wright Street will be delayed and narrowed down to one lane of one-way traffic that will be controlled by flagmen. Traffic will be narrowed down to one lane next to Wright Street at the site of the new Municipal Service Center, just west of Sugarloaf Avenue. The one lane of traffic will consist of a temporary gravel surface.
The traffic shift is necessary for construction associated with the new Municipal Service Center. The public is asked to be aware of the traffic shift, be prepared for delays, be cautious through the area, and consider alternative routes.
A traffic shift will occur on Washington Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Tuesday, October 4 through Thursday, October 6. The shift will occur between Front and Third Streets, with parking removed on both sides of the street and traffic lanes shifted to the north near the work zone at the Delft Theater.
The work is necessary to perform the underground placement of a water line. Motorists are asked to proceed through this work zone carefully.
There will also be street closures and traffic considerations for the Hockeyville events taking place.
The Hockeyville 5K will be crossing city streets on October 1 beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through noon. The run starts at Lakeview Arena and heads east on the sidewalk on Fair Avenue before crossing Lakeshore Boulevard and proceeding south on the multi-use pathway. The course continues south on the multi-use pathway to a turnaround at Mattson Park. The course then returns toward Lakeview Arena, going past Lakeview Arena to Pine Street before returning to Lakeview Arena.
No roads will be closed, however volunteers will be stopping cars at road crossings and the public is asked to be aware of volunteers and runners.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 3, various streets throughout Marquette will be closed for the Kraft Hockeyville parade.
The parade will start at the Berry Events Center parking lot and exit on to Pine Street. The parade will then proceed south on Pine Street to Fair Avenue, then west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, then south on Third Street to its conclusion at Third Street and Baraga Avenue.
Third Street will be closed from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. from Bluff Street to Spring Street. Additionally, Washington Street, between Third and Fourth streets and between Front and Third streets, will be closed from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Third Street and Washington Street will re-open upon conclusion of the parade at approximately 7:30 p.m.