New Traffic Pattern
The ReVision Florence Streetscape project is nearing completion. Crews are working on moving underground utilities to the west side of highway 101 and that means a new traffic pattern for the section of road between the bridge and Highway 126. City Manager Erin Reynolds:
“So you’re just going to have to proceed with caution, especially along the more southern end as you get toward the chamber of commerce, city hall and the bridge. There is quite a bit of activity occurring right there.”
For the next several days the center lanes of highway 101 will be closed. Plans for paving the roadway will likely happen before the end of September. Work still needs to be done on a small portion of Highway 126 to complete the project as well as the setting of lighting and landscaping. The project is still on schedule according to Reynolds.
City-Wide Garage Sale
This Friday and Saturday is the annual Florence citywide garage sale. A map of all the participating homes and businesses can be found at the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce on Highway 101 as well as the Siuslaw News on Maple street. The garage sale will coincide with the 12th annual Rods and Rhodies which will begin at Noon on Friday.
Also on Saturday in Old Town there will be a poker walk during the Rods and Rhodies Invitational Car Show from 10am until 4pm.
Gas Prices Move Up Slightly
Gas prices are starting to inch up in Florence following the Labor Day Weekend. The price for a gallon of regular gas has risen 3 cents to $2.69 a gallon. Oregon is averaging about 40 cents more a gallon than the national average which is currently $2.56 a gallon. Florence continues to be below the states average. Analysts are saying that if demand continues to drop, prices could drop with them is crude supplies stay steady, possibly bringing an additional 17 cents per gallon savings through fall.