Construction Takes a Pause
Crews working on the Florence Streetscape project will be on Hiatus for the 4th of July. Crews have been working on the east side of highway 101 with two side streets closed this week, Old Town Way and Maple Street have been closed but the holiday will see a stoppage according to city manager Erin Reynolds.
“They’re not working Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, they will also be not working on the 4th of July.”
Maple Street will be open to traffic this weekend. The summer cavalcade of cars has kicked up in both the north and south directions of Highway 101 and incoming traffic on Highway 126. Pressure should be eased along the construction route, but motorists are asked to proceed with caution in the work zone even though crews will not be there.
Fourth of July festivities will be happening in Old Town today with activities planned throughout the day. This evening at 10:10 pm the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce will set off fireworks on the Port of Siuslaw property. Visitors and onlookers are reminded that there are no personal fireworks allowed in Old Town. An additional reminder from the U.S. Coast Guard that emergency flares are not fireworks and anyone caught setting them off can be charged with a felony. The Coast Guard asks that people secure them and make sure children do not have access to them.
For those of you who just cannot get enough fireworks, Mapleton will also be setting them off this evening at around 9 pm. Visitors can set up in the high school parking lot and football field for optimal viewing. A reminder too that no alcohol, tobacco, or firearms are allowed on the school property.
Dunes City extends the 4th of July celebrations by offering up fireworks on Saturday at Darlings Resort. The festivities begin at 4 pm and there will be live music beginning at 6pm. A fireworks start at 10 pm.
The Oregon Coast Military Museum officially celebrates its 4th anniversary this Saturday. The Museum will open at 10 am with a BBQ and a raffle with up to a $1000 worth of prizes including a $200 scenic airplane ride from Aero Legends Biplane Ride. The event will coincide with the annual Wings and Wheels car show and fly-in.