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Construction of Main Street apartments will close parking spaces, sidewalk

Construction for the 139 Main apartment project is gearing up and preparations will affect the White Street parking lot in downtown Rock Hill. Yellow indicates location of staging area for construction activities. Orange indicates location of construction firm’s office trailer. White indicates location of 139 Main construction. Green indicates primary route to transport materials to construction site. Red indicates secondary route to transport materials to construction site
Construction for the 139 Main apartment project is gearing up and preparations will affect the White Street parking lot in downtown Rock Hill. Yellow indicates location of staging area for construction activities. Orange indicates location of construction firm’s office trailer. White indicates location of 139 Main construction. Green indicates primary route to transport materials to construction site. Red indicates secondary route to transport materials to construction site City of Rock Hill

Parking spaces in downtown Rock Hill will be in short supply during a construction project on Main Street.

Crews began work Tuesday on the new apartment building at 139 Main at the site of the former Woolworth’s store. During construction, approximately 30 parking spaces in the city-owned White Street parking lot will be closed for use as a staging area, and other parking spaces could be affected.

Parking could be reduced immediately behind the construction area and in a portion of a lot along White Street where a construction trailer will be parked, city officials said Tuesday.

In addition, six on-street parking spaces on East Main Street also will be closed during periods of construction, as will a portion of the sidewalk in front of the construction area.

There will be no parking enforcement in the White Street lot during construction.

A lane of Main Street might be closed for short periods during the project, the city said, “not to exceed 90 minutes each.”

Utility services in the area should not be affected.

Once the 37-unit apartment building is completed, drivers will be out 40 parking spaces in the White Street lot, anyway. The Rock Hill City Council voted in April to set those aside for residential parking during nights and weekends.

Bristow Marchant: 803-329-4062, @BristowatHome

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