Here's the latest on the Astoria 11th street CSO project and traffic impacts the remainder of this week:
Paving on 8th St between Commercial and Kensington is currently underway and is expected to continue through Friday. Street striping within the project limits will begin tomorrow and continue at least through Friday. Tapani plans to keep 8th St closed to through traffic until striping is completed. Street striping on 9th St through 12th St will require parking lane closures and single lane traffic closure during the striping operation.
The City appreciates your continued patience during this project and especially during the disruption over the next couple of days. Fortunately, paving and street striping is a final construction activity, so these areas of the project will be nearly complete after this week.
The project website can be accessed via this link: http://projects.astoria.or.us/
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Robert "Jake" Jacob calls it his "hair-brained scheme".
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On January 26, 1700 an estimated M9 earthquake unzipped the 700+ mile Cascadia Subduction Zone fault from northern California, USA to southern British Columbia, Canada, much like recent events in 2011 in Japan and 2010 in Chile. The newly released "Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquakes: A Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Scenario" examines how the Pacific Northwest may fare after the next great 'megathrust' earthquake and tsunami.
Do you know what to do when the "big one" hits?
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A new advisory board formed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to provide recommendations for developing a new commercial seine fishery on the lower Columbia River will hold its first meeting Oct. 17 in Vancouver, Wash.
A helicopter company that transports bar pilots at the mouth of the Columbia River wants a management role at the Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton.
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Astoria's big, dirty project continues next week. City engineer Cindy Moore updates what we can expect for the 11th St CSO Separation project next week. The good news is that the project remains on schedule for completion in November.