LPD: Move parked cars or face consequences

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Construction on N. Ninth Street in Lafayette will begin Friday and those parked along the street will need to move their cars to avoid getting them towed.
 
Lafayette city engineer Jenny Leshney said N. Ninth Street will be one of three roads to be worked on.

“We are working on milling and resurfacing several streets and we are doing N. Ninth Street from South Street all the way to Canal Road,” said Leshney.

Lafayette Police Patrolman Mark Roberts said milling will begin on the street Friday.

“Basically, milling means they are going to peel off all the asphalt so it can be resurfaced,” said Roberts.

The project will require those parked along N. Ninth to move their cars. Roberts said there tends to be numerous cars parked along the road.

“Especially people who live on Ninth Street, they park on Ninth Street,” said Roberts.
 
Signs have been posted along N. Ninth Street between South Street and Canal Road. The Lafayette Police Department is asking the public to move their cars before Friday morning.
 
Roberts said if someone is parked in those areas, there will be consequences.

“If someone does park on Ninth Street tomorrow, if we cannot locate the owner of the vehicle, it will be towed at the owner’s expense. There can’t be any vehicles parked on Ninth Street. The police department will give every attempt to locate the owner because our goal is to not tow cars. But, you know, when the work has to be done, the car will have to be moved,” said Roberts.

Leshney said the parking restrictions are not permanent. The city plans on resurfacing N. Ninth Street after Memorial Day.

“People will be able to park on the milled surface until we are ready to come back in and resurface it. We usually do not like to leave those milled surfaces open for more than a week,” said Leshney.

The City of Lafayette is also working on Sixth Street between Ferry and Union Streets. In addition, 15th Street between Greenbush Street and Schuyler Avenue will be under construction.

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