ReVision Florence Updates; Mural Project Ahead of Schedule; DUII Numbers From Florence PD; Good Clamming

ReVision Florence Updates

Beginning Monday the ReVision Florence project will begin work on the east side of Highway 101.  New Traffic Controls will be placed along the east side diverting traffic away from the outer northbound parking and driving lanes.  Work will take place from Monday through Thursday until work is completed.  The City of Florence project manager Megan Messmer reminds drivers to be cautious in construction zones.  Increased summer traffic will cause some delays and worker’s safety is paramount.  The Project is moving forward with west side construction finishing up.  Business entrances are clearly marked with blue cones and businesses along the corridor between the Siuslaw River Bridge and Highway 101 will be able to remain open during eastside construction.

Mural Project Ahead of Schedule

The Public Arts Committee mural project on the Central Lincoln PUD building is moving ahead and progress is ahead of schedule.  Good weather has helped to move the project along.  Sarah Moehrke with the Community and Economic Development Committee says good weather has helped.  She says the city built in 2 additional weeks in the case of rain which has not yet been an issue.  Controversy on the project has seemed to die down for the time being as the mural takes shape.  The city is hopeful that the project can be completed prior to the 4th of July with a dedication ceremony planned for August.

DUII Numbers From Florence PD

The Florence Police Department released it DUII enforcement figures for May.  Florence participated in the increased patrols that were part of a state funded program and also participated in the national Click it or Ticket program for Rhody days and the Memorial Day weekend.  The DUII enforcement yielded 2 citations for speed, 1 seatbelt citation and multiple warning for miscellaneous infractions.  They also arrested 7 drivers for impaired driving.  As part of the Click it or Ticket program police issued 6 citations for seatbelt violations, 3 speed violations and 2 citations for driving while suspended.  The next increased enforcement campaign will be the 4th of July holiday.

Good Clamming

The Oregon department of Fish and Wildlife say this weekend is the time to get out and clam.  Clamming is open from the northern Oregon border to Florence’s south Jetty and tides this weekend are expected to be at the lowest point.