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62 new parking spots coming to Salisbury Street near Cumberland Park

The city is putting in these temporary spots while they close the park's parking lot to build a wellness center.

Posted: Jul 2, 2019 6:52 PM
Updated: Jul 2, 2019 6:53 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Salisbury Street in West Lafayette is getting dozens of new parking spots near Cumberland Park.

The city is putting in these temporary spots while they close the park's parking lot to build a wellness center.

City leaders say they'll re-evaluate if these spots are necessary for use after the project is complete.

Assistant City Engineer Marcus Smith said residents in the neighborhood across from the park may find this additional parking most useful.

“While events are happening on the ball fields for games that are going on a lot of people park in the neighborhood and so this is going to pull traffic out of there,” said Smith.

The city’s focus now is providing parking during the park's busiest season.

“We're just trying to make it convenient for people to get to the park during construction,” said Smith. “We want to make sure that life is still going on while construction is going on so we're trying to make it as easy for people to access the park and enjoy the park.”

Marcus Smith said it's unclear when construction for the wellness center project will end. The city is working to get those spots available before they close the lot.

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