Here is what is happening in New Castle for the week of September 26, 2016


Weekly Events for September 26

September 26  – 12 noon River Center Senior Network Luncheon
September 28 – 12 noon Senior Luncheon at River Center
September 28 – 7 pm P&Z meeting at Town Hall

Future Events ~ Mark Your Calendars

November 19 – Free Thanksgiving Dinner provided by New Castle Lions Club at the Community Center
December 2 – Tree Lighting – stay tuned for more details
December 3 – New Castle Chamber of Commerce Craft Show
December 3 – Chili Cook-off

New Castle Recreation Deptment
  • Youth basketball officials needed for our upcoming boys and girls league, flexible hours and good pay
  • It’s not too late to sign up as Free Agents for our Adult Mixed Quads Volleyball League on Tuesday nights
  • Pickleball Open Play on Wednesdays, 7-9 pm at Elk Creek Elementary School, until October 21st
  • Get your team together for our Halloween Kickball Tourney on October 29th

For more information, call Sax or Hannah at 984-3352

Events at the Library
September 27 -10:30 am  Infant & Toddler Storytime
September 28 – 7 pm Mini Medical School
September 29 – 10:30 am Preschool Storytime
September 30 – 1 pm Friday Makers
September 30  – 3:30 pm Bistro Book Club
September 30 – 6 pm Adventures in Writing
October 1 – 10 am – 3 pm Creating Dazzling Worlds
October 7 to 15 – Maker Week

For more information, call 984-2346

Eighth Street Bridge CLOSURE 10/8 – 10/18
Beginning Saturday, Oct. 8 to Tuesday, Oct. 18, the Eighth Street Bridge will be CLOSED.

  • Local access from Midland Avenue to Cowdin Drive will be maintained during this time.
  • Access to the sewer parking lot on Seventh Street will also be maintained. There are approximately 30 parking spots in this lot, and it is less than a five-minute walk to downtown.
  • RFTA Information: The Courthouse stop and the Seventh Street stop will be closed during the bridge closure. The Ninth Street stop will remain open.
  • Pedestrian access across the Eighth Street Bridge will be open during the Eighth Street Bridge closure.

Motorists should use US Hwy 6 or the GAB as an alternate route.

Eighth Street Connection Update
Crews have begun working on Park Driveway behind the baseball diamond at the Elementary School.

Continued work at the Exit 114 eastbound off-ramp
The Exit 114 eastbound off-ramp is undergoing major improvements. For the next several weeks, the off-ramp will be in a one-lane configuration. Between 7:15 and 8:30 AM, flaggers will be directing traffic in the area. Morning commuters should expect 20 minute delays in the Exit 114 interchange for approximately four weeks. Commuters should plan accordingly during peak times.

It is crucial that the community work together to reduce traffic impacts in the area.

  • Mobilize neighborhood carpools
  • Students who are eligible should ride the bus
  • Ride bikes or walk to your destination
  • Ride RFTA
  • If possible, shift your schedule to leave before 7:15 AM or after 8:45 AM

I-70 Exit 114 westbound off-ramp
Motorists will experience a temporary “T” intersection configuration, as crews finish roadway improvements to the off-ramp. Trucks should use Exit 116 to access US Hwy 6. This configuration will be in place for approximately two weeks.

Upcoming Work:
Attention North Glenwood Neighbors:
Intersection of Sixth and Pine Streets
Beginning Monday, Oct. 10 to Friday, Oct. 14 the dedicated right turn from Pine Street onto Sixth Street will be CLOSED. The contractor will open the right turn Saturday, Oct. 15 to Sunday, Oct. 16. Work will resume in the area on Monday, Oct. 17.

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