City to add additional downtown parking

Published 7:00 am Saturday, January 27, 2018

Approximately 15 additional parking spaces will become available at the corner of Rester Street and Williams Avenue for use by patrons and visitors of local businesses and offices in downtown Picayune.

Public Works Director Eric Morris said city employees have dug out the site and put limestone down in an effort to provide the public with temporary parking space until additional funds are found to complete the project.

Picayune City Manager, Jim Luke said he hopes to be able to complete the work by early next week and have the parking spaces available for use.

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Luke said since it the property was unused, the city petitioned the state to give it to the city, reducing the cost of the project to just that of the work required.

“This will provide additional parking for local businesses in downtown and to the employees of City Hall,” Luke said.

Luke said the city is also considering conducting repair work on sidewalks in that area.

“We are also searching for grants to further enhance parking down Williams Avenue and if we manage to get that we’ll add some rock or limestone pavers or do some landscaping work,” Luke said.