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2017-12-05 / News

Walton Asks DOT for Parking on Delaware Street

By Lillian Browne


Walton Delaware Street business owners have bemoaned the lack of on-street parking for years. 
Lillian Browne/The Reporter Walton Delaware Street business owners have bemoaned the lack of on-street parking for years. Lillian Browne/The Reporter WALTON - A lack of adequate parking in the village of Walton’s business district on state Route 10, Delaware Street, has been a complaint heard by business owners and consumers for years. As a result of the town’s Complete Streets commitment and in response to a community visioning session for downtown revitalization, Supervisor Charlie Gregory has requested New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) make provisions for and allow parallel parking at 11 difference locations in the business district.

Several Delaware Street parallel parking spaces were eliminated in the last DOT paving project completed nearly two years ago.

Gregory has requested DOT to designate parking space in front of Pond Insurance, Ann’s Beauty Salon, Another Man’s Treasure and Brandow’s Feed, located at 121, 119, 109 and 99 Delaware Street.

Gregory has also requested parking in front of Alice’s Attic, J & M Antiques, The Finishing Touch, Eggleton & McNee Insurance and H & R Block, located at 136, 138 and 142 Delaware Street. A turn lane was removed and marked with diagonal while lines in the last paving project. However, Gregory said, if parking spaces were designated in that location, there would still be adequate room for large vehicles to turn onto Bridge and Townsend streets.

Gregory also requested that the reserved parking space on the corner of Delaware and Liberty streets and the no parking space in front of Delaware Dental, 210 Delaware Street, be converted to parallel parking spaces.

Additionally, parallel parking spaces have been requested in front 183, 187, 207 and 209 Delaware Street - the area along Papa’s Diner to Underwood’s Service.

DOT spokesman Dave Hamburg stated that the DOT Region 9 Office of Traffic, Safety and Mobility will do a thorough review of the request and respond to the town at its conclusion.

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