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Gas Prices Keep Rising; Workers Back At McCullough Bridge; Science Program For Kids; FURA Seeking Committee Members

Gas Prices Keep Rising

The Oregon average for a price of regular gas has topped the three dollar mark.  Oregon has not seen 3 dollars a gallon since last December, but what is causing more trouble for drivers is the local price for gas in Florence has risen close to the state average.  Fuel prices in Florence are generally 15 to 20 cents below the Eugene average for gas but now motorists are paying, on average, the same price.  Marie Dodds with AAA Oregon says supplies have tightened and crude oil prices continue to rise.  Oregon has seen a 7 cent increase in the last week with Florence adding 3 cents a gallon to average 3.02 a gallon.  Dodds says prices can be expected to rise more over the next several weeks.

Workers Back At McCullough Bridge

Contractors took a 6 month break from work on the McCullough bridge in North Bend, but beginning this weekend workers are expected to be back at the rehabilitation.  Most of the work is expected to take place overnights from 7pm to 7am with lane closures and brief delays from Sunday night to Friday mornings.  Crews will be removing rust, replacing rivets and repairing damaged steel before painting the bridge.  There will also be a sidewalk installed on the south end of the bridge.  Work will continue until October of 2021.

Science Program For Kids

Students, grades 1 through 7 have the opportunity to participate in a program called STEMsational Science.  The program is being hosted by Shoreline Christian School and will be a 5 week hands on course.  The classes will meet each Wednesday from 1-2:30 pm from April 10th through May 29th.  Registration is $25 per student.  Parents interested can contact Shoreline Christian School.

FURA Seeking Committee Members

The Florence Urban Renewal Agency is soliciting for new members.  The committee of nine consists of five citizens at large and is instrumental to bringing such projects as the ReVision Florence Streetscape to life.  Interested parties can find an application at the city’s website,