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12/18/2013 - New Parking Restrictions at Courthouse

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 courthouse. 

 

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.