Crosswalks Completed; Accident Sends Three to Hospital; Planning Commission to Meet; Siuslaw Atheletic Booster Bash

Crosswalks Completed

The Oregon Department of Transportation has completed work on the three new Crosswalks.  The two along highway 101 and the one at 126 and Redwood were completed over a month ahead of schedule.  Weather conditions had a lot to do with early completion.  Drivers are urged to be cautious and be prepared to stop when the lights are flashing.  In addition to the new crosswalks ODOT has also announced the opening of the Siuslaw River Bridge sidewalks.  Sidewalks on both sides of the bridge will be open and remain open through early October.  Crews will be returning then to complete the remaining bridge rail work.  All traffic control devices have also been removed until crews return.  That project is expected to be completed in early 2019.

Accident Sends Three to Hospital

A rollover accident with injuries occurred on highway 101 near milepost 174.  It happened around noon yesterday.  There were reports of 3 injuries two of them were life flighted from Florence municipal Airport and the third was taken by ambulance to Peace Health.  There is no word on the condition of the patients or how the accident happened.  Onlookers snapped a photo of the crashed vehicle several hundred feet from the roadway.  The vehicle landed upright in heavy brush.

Planning Commission to Meet

The City of Florence Planning Commission is slated to meet tomorrow evening at 5:30 at the Florence Event Center. On the agenda for approval are two resolutions one to approve a 7 foot high fence located at 1161 Highway 101 and the other an application for demolition of the existing concession stand at Miller Park.  This will clear the way for construction to begin on the new concession building which will be a 1408 sq foot concession, storage, and restroom facility.

Siuslaw Atheletic Booster Bash

Preliminary numbers are not yet in, but the Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club had their gala evening Saturday.  About 300 guests were in attendance at the Florence Event Center, some dressed in vintage 50’s attire.  Monies raised on the evening went in part to the Dan Barnum Scholarship fund and to purchase athletic equipment and fund projects for Siuslaw middle and High schools.  On average the event raises between 25 and 50 thousand dollars annually.