Downtown El Paso | Photo Courtesy CBA
The City’s Streets and Maintenance Department on Monday, Nov. 7, will paint the curb surrounding San Jacinto Plaza yellow to notify motorists that parking is not allowed adjacent to the park.
The work will start at 6:30 a.m. and should be completed the same day; and the work will be conducted as part of Title 12 amendment recently approved by City Council. The amendment allows for the City to mark the no parking zone around the plaza by painting the curb instead using poles and signs to restrict parking.
The amendment approved by council also allows for the language restricting parking around the plaza to be modified from “no stopping or standing – tow-away zone” to “parking prohibited at all times.”
The changes are intended to deter vehicles from parking in the travel lanes adjacent the plaza, which is traffic safety hazard. Parking in the travel lanes adjacent to the plaza has also contributed to landscaping damage because people step on the vegetation when they exit the vehicles.
Sufficient parking options near San Jacinto exist. They include hundreds parking spaces at public garages, lots and meters. Enforcement of the parking restrictions will commence upon completion of the painting project.
The Street and Maintenance Department will conduct additional work on streets surrounding the plaza as part of the project to paint the curb.
This weeklong work will also start on Nov. 7 and will be conducted at night to reduce the impact on traffic. The project scope includes restriping lane lines and pavement markings on Oregon, Mills, Mesa and Main.