The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is saving drivers a few laps around the block.
The DOT announced earlier this week that they will provide parking in two lots under the elevated portion of the I-93 Southeast Expressway in Boston. There will be235 parking spaces available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for use by the public.
“We have converted a former storage area into a space that will be useful, attractive, and serve the public and important neighborhood institutions while advancing the goal of promoting healthy transportation options,” said MassDOT CEO Richard Davey.
Residents of the South End, South Boston and Chinatown neighborhoods will be allowed to park in the lots with a resident permit parking sticker. The space will also serve as a place for residents to park during snow emergencies.
Approximately 60 parking spaces will be set aside for use by the nearby Pine Street Inn, as well as 15 spaces for the Zipcar vehicle-sharing service. The facility will also include up to 12 spaces for electric vehicle parking and provide bike cages for up to 23 bicycles.
The agreement is a deal between the MassDOT and GTI Properties, a locally owned and operated property management and development company.
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