Town Manager Norman Khumalo, DPW Director John Westerling and Town Engineer Dave Daltorio updated residents about the ongoing Main Street public parking project.
The project, located behind 25 and 35 Main St., will provide the Town of Hopkinton with new public parking spaces.
The larger parking lot holds 32 parking spaces and will be available for public use 24/7. The smaller parking lot holds 13 parking spaces and will be available for public use between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight. An additional six spaces will be located along the entrance driveway, and six spaces along the exit driveway, also available for public use between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight.
The Town of Hopkinton anticipates the project to be complete and the parking spaces to be available to the public within the coming weeks.
“Public parking has been limited on Main Street in recent years, especially during the ongoing Main Street Corridor Project, and we hope the addition of this free public parking will help to lessen the inconvenience and encourage community members to regularly visit our Main Street businesses,” Town Manager Khumalo said. “We are always looking to improve access to and around town, and I thank all of our town staff who have been involved in this process. We look forward to completing this project.”
Electric vehicle charging stations will also be installed in the lots in the near future.
Voters originally approved the project during the 2019 Annual Town Meeting.