Longview City Info Weekly

Nichols Blvd Pavement Rehabilitation Project Washington Way to Louisiana Street

The City of Longview contracted with Advanced Excavating Specialists to construct improvements along Nichols Boulevard from Washington Way to Louisiana Street during the summer of 2019. Improvements at the intersection of Louisiana Street and Nichols Boulevard were delayed and will resume this week.

Remaining work on the project includes improvements to the traffic and pedestrian signals at Louisiana Street and Nichols Boulevard. This work is scheduled to last through the middle of next week.

The signal at Louisiana St and Nichols Blvd will be shutoff on November 19, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to complete work on that signal. All traffic will be flagged through the intersection during the signal shutoff.

All dates are subject to change based on construction progress and weather. In order to avoid delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.


Hands on History

Are you interested in local history? Do you like sharing your knowledge and memories of Longview? The Longview Public Library is inviting the community to Hands on History the evening of December 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments while a fire burns in the fireplace on the main floor, discuss local history, and help identify photos from our archives. Join us in our festivities as our community’s history takes center stage.

For more information or to learn about all the programs and events at the Longview Public Library, call 360.442.5300 or visit our web page at www.longviewlibrary.org. All events are free and open to the public.


Longview truck route parking changes to take effect November 14

Longview Municipal Code 11.68, which specifies where commercial vehicles are allowed to park, was recently updated. The truck route parking changes will take effect Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

Commercial vehicles are defined as exceeding 14,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or gross combined vehicle weight rating, or are more than 102 inches wide. Commercial vehicles that meet this definition are ONLY allowed to park along designated truck routes or truck access routes in the city of Longview in Washington.

The designated truck routes and truck access routes are:

  • Ocean Beach Highway from west city limits to Washington Way
  • 38th Avenue from Ocean Beach Highway to Industrial Way
  • Industrial Way from 38th Avenue to 3rd Avenue
  • Washington Way from Industrial Way to 700 feet east of Industrial Way
  • 1st Avenue from Washington Street to 3rd Avenue
  • 3rd Avenue from Industrial Way to north city limits
  • Tennant Way from 11th Avenue to east city limits
  • West Side Highway from north city limits to south city limits
  • Baltimore Street from 14th Avenue to California Way
  • 11th Avenue from California Way to Hemlock Street
  • California Avenue from 14th Avenue to Industrial Way
  • Oregon Way from Industrial Way to Alabama Street
  • Alabama Street from Oregon Way to its easterly terminus

Any commercial vehicle parked in areas not along designated truck routes or truck access routes will be subject to a $20 parking ticket.


Book Sale Wednesday November 20!

The Friends of the Longview Public Library are holding a one-day book sale Wednesday, November 20! Prepare for the holidays with lots of great books on crafting and entertaining. Pick out wonderful gifts for readers of all ages! The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the auditorium on the lower floor of the Longview Public Library.

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that supports the library through volunteer hours and financial assistance. Proceeds from the book sale directly fund library events and programs.


Your Shelf or Mine – LIVE!

Join the Longview Public Library for a live recording of our podcast, Your Shelf or Mine, on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 6 - 7 p.m.in the library’s main reading room! This episode will feature your Longview librarians talking about some of their favorite recent books. Get ideas for your winter reading list or for holiday gifts. A variety of book genres will be included for readers of all ages. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 5:30. Lucky attendees may even win a door prize!

Your Shelf or Mine is a twice-monthly podcast featuring library news and lots of book talk! Listen to it on our hosting site PodBean or on Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iTunes, or wherever your listen to podcasts.


2019 Sidewalk Improvements Sidewalk construction

City of Longview has contracted with Halme Excavating, Inc. to make sidewalk improvements at the 7th Avenue and Delaware Street intersection.

Shoulder closures will slow traffic but all directions of traffic will remain open.

Work is starting on October 28, 2019.

After finishing at 7th and Delaware, the contractor will be removing and replacing sidewalk throughout the City.  Work is expected to continue until April 2020.


Pickup of leaves from City owned trees runs October through January

From October through January, leaves from City of Longview maintained trees may be placed in the street for pick up by the City’s Stormwater Division.

“It is important that we remove fallen leaves from these areas so that vehicles and pedestrian traffic can move safely throughout the city, and to minimize flooding due to clogged catch basins,” says Stormwater Supervisor Mike Ward. “Our crews use shovels and pitchforks, and street sweepers, front-end loaders and dump trucks, to load and haul leaves to pre-designated areas for composting.”

Ward asks that the following guidelines be followed when placing leaves in City streets, which are considered public rights of way:

  • Place only leaves from City-maintained trees. Yard debris is the property owner’s responsibility. Leaves from non-City owned trees can be taken to the Waste Control Transfer Station from October 1 through April 15 for a fee. 
  • Place leaves in rows about one foot from the curb to allow for drainage. This also makes it easier for the street sweeper to pick them up. If the sweeper is unable to pick the leaves up, a street crew will remove them with a front-end loader.
  • Do not put branches or sticks in leaf piles as it may damage the sweeper.
  • Be patient. Leaf pick up is on a structured schedule and will be picked up as soon as possible.
  • Help prevent flooding on your street by clearing leaves from catch basin grates until City crews are able to pick up the leaves on your street.

Any questions about leaf pickup may be directed to the Stormwater Supervisor at 442-5621. 


Teen Tuesday at the Longview Public Library

Teen Tuesdays are free activities for middle and high school youth, every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at the Longview Library. All events are free--snacks and supplies included. No sign up or library card required. For more information, call 360.442.5300.

November 19 - Candy Sushi & Bubble Tea
Craft sushi look-alikes with rice krispies, Swedish fish, and other candy
November 26 - Minute to Win It
Challenge your friends to fast Minute to Win It games

Park and Recreation runs coming up!

Turkey Trot – Lake Sacajawea

Thursday – November 28, 2019


Have a great weekend!