Astoria reroutes traffic for waterfront bridge replacement
Astoria recently began the second phase of its waterfront bridge replacement project, closing vehicle and pedestrian crossings at Sixth, Eighth and 10th streets.
The city received a state Department of Transportation grant to repair six waterfront bridges between Sixth and 11th streets. The first phase of the project, addressing odd-numbered streets, finished late this summer.
Replacement of the even-numbered street ends has closed vehicle access along 10th Street between the Astoria Riverwalk and Marine Drive, and along Sixth and Eighth streets between the Riverwalk and Astor Street. The city recommends parking on Marine Drive.
Riverwalk foot traffic has been detoured to Astor Street between Fifth and 10th streets, and to Marine Drive between 10th and 11th streets, before returning to the waterfront.
Astoria Warming Center plans neighborhood meeting
The Astoria Warming Center is holding a preseason neighborhood meeting.
The meeting will be at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
People are welcome to share ideas, concerns and information for the upcoming shelter season.
Morrison steps down
from rec district board
SEASIDE — Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District board member Lindsey Morrison has stepped down for personal reasons.
She resigned Sept. 20.
Morrison won Position 5 on the recreation district’s board in May with 42% of the vote.
— The Astorian
Quake strikes off the southern Oregon Coast
A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook off the southern Oregon Coast.
KOIN reported the Monday morning earthquake was over 6 miles deep and 122 miles west of Bandon.
This is the second quake to hit the Oregon Coast in under a week and the fifth to hit this month. The most recent happened on Thursday in roughly the same area at a 4.7 magnitude.
— Associated Press