St. Paul to lift winter parking ban Thursday

St. Paul to lift winter parking ban Thursday Photo: KSTP

March 20, 2019 03:37 PM

The City of Saint Paul says it will lift its one-sided residential street parking ban on Thursday, March 21, at noon. The ban was originally scheduled to last until April 1.

The city said in a news release that recent warm weather and snow melt, along with continued snow removal efforts, have helped widen city streets.


With the parking ban being lifted, regular parking rules will also go back into effect at noon on Thursday.

More from KSTP:

City of St. Paul declares parking restrictions through April 1

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"The one-side parking ban was an unusual, but necessary, step to ensure our streets were safe and accessible this winter," Kathy Lantry, Director of Public Works, said in a news release. "We understand this was an inconvenience for residents, businesses and visitors these past two and a half weeks. We greatly appreciate everyone's cooperation and compliance with the parking rules." 

The ban was put into effect on March 4 due to the record-breaking snowfall, which narrowed many residential streets and limited travel and emergeny access in some areas. The city had issued six snow emergencies in the previous five weeks before putting the ban in place.

According to the city, the last time St. Paul declared a one-side parking ban was March 2014.

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