Repairs make church parking tricky

Staff writer

Crews of Vogts-Parga are currently repaving a section of Lawrence St. between Elm St. This is creating tight parking for Sunday services at Marion Presbyterian and Christian churches.

Presbyterian Pastor Jeremiah Lange asked parishioners to use the church’s parking lot which was still accessible by the alley.

An access to the Christian Church parking lot was created by Vogts-Parga before services on Sunday.

The “no parking” signs on Elm St. will be covered until construction is completed, city administrator Roger Holter said. However, no one appeared to park in the “no parking” zone during Sunday services.

Crews accidentally cut a telephone line Friday morning cutting off phone service to several blocks around Lawrence and Elm St. Power was restored to residents by Friday afternoon.

After completing work on Lawrence St. and the intersection of Lawrence and Locust Sts., crews will move to Weldon and Lincoln Sts., then to Tanglewood St. After completing those sections crews will move to longer stretches of roadway on Roosevelt, Freeborn, Santa Fe, and Nickerson Sts.

Work on Nickerson St. will be divided into two phases to still allow residents access.

No time frame has been given to the project because of weather concerns. EBH engineer Darin Neufeld said the smaller projects will take about 10 days and the larger about two weeks, depending on the weather. Before moving to each section, Neufeld and other EBH employees will notify residents to find alternative routes.

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