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Jim Thorpe parking woes

Published July 25. 2015 09:00AM

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the Jim Thorpe Construction article.

I live right on the corner of Center Street right where all the construction is taking place by the bridge. Forget sleeping in the morning, they are out there bright and early banging away right outside my window. Can't really complain about that though; it is expected and they are just doing their job.

My real problem is that I normally park on Center Street with my car facing down the road. I do not like to park on the other side of center street (Ned's Cleaners side) because of the amount of cars that normally cut the corner and speed up the hill. Now, however I find myself having to park on that side of the road during this construction.

I leave for work around 8 a.m. every day, and if I am parked facing down the road I would have nowhere to turn around until I get all the way down the hill to the market, but even that was a challenge. There are police signs saying no parking from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however half of them are knocked down, some of them are turned sideways, so my question to the Jim Thorpe police is: What is it? Can we park on Center or not? I have yet to see a ticket on any car, and there are always a handful of cars parked on both sides of the street (including mine when I leave).

I think parking should not be allowed on Center as that amount of traffic is not safe to have the cars parked on the side of the road.

I hope this insight is useful in some way.

Thank you,

Kevin Teel

Jim Thorpe

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