Strict New Parking Restrictions
Start Monday at County Courthouse
Strict new parking restrictions
along the Fayette Street side of the Cumberland County Courthouse in Bridgeton
will go into effect Monday, December 23rd.
Official signs will be posted on
both the east and west sides of Fayette between Route 49 and Vine Street
enforcing a new parking ordinance that creates a more secure perimeter around
The ordinance, passed by the Board
of Chosen Freeholders, came as a result of a periodic security study conducted
by the U.S. Marshals Service, which recommended the “no parking” zone along the
Fayette Street side of the courthouse.
No vehicles will be permitted to
park on the courthouse (east) side of the street, which will now be a tow-away
zone. On the west side of the street opposite the courthouse, only marked
law enforcement vehicles will be permitted weekdays between midnight and 6:30
PM. Other vehicles will only be permitted on to park there on weekends,
and on weeknights between 6:30 PM and midnight.
Once enforcement begins, violators
will be subject to towing and fines.
County officials hope residents and
others who normally park on that stretch of Fayette street will take advantage
of either the new 300 space parking deck behind the new Prosecutor’s Office on
Vine Street or the 75 space parking lot at 99 West Broad Street.