More downtown parking coming to Indiana Avenue - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

More downtown parking coming to Indiana Avenue

Parking in Downtown Wichita Falls is getting a little easier Parking in Downtown Wichita Falls is getting a little easier
WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

Parking in Downtown Wichita Falls is getting a little easier.

After weeks of re-construction on Indiana Avenue, more spaces are finally opening up along the sidewalk, which could bring a boost to local businesses.

Leanne Ray with the Museum of North Texas said one of their battles is more parking for senior citizens that does not involve too much walking.

“They need to be able to park close at hand especially during the summer months when I get so hot,” said Ray.

Part of this project involves converting Indiana Ave from a 4 lane road into a 2 lane road.

Larry Wilkinson, Superintendent of Wichita Falls Traffic Engineering Division believes will make parking easier.

“It will give [drivers] more space to pull in and back out,” said Wilkinson.

The road will also be gaining more parking spaces.

By converting the current spaces from 60° parking spaces to 30° parking spaces, 32 new parking spots will open up downtown.

Henry Florsheim, President of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce, said these projects are all about making the downtown more pedestrian friendly.

“Anything that we can do to add parking spots and make the entire district more pedestrian friendly, the more likely people are to come down there spend money at the restaurants, shops, bars and things,” said Florsheim.

While the road re-construction on Indiana Avenue is complete, the final step is for crews to stripe and paint lines for the new parking spaces is expected to happen within the next two weeks.

Copyright 2017 KAUZ All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

    Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-06-18 06:10:02 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:42:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington. Giuliani said Sunday, June 17, 2018, that...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington. Giuliani said Sunday, June 17, 2018, that...

    Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the president might pardon his former campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once the special counsel's work ends.

    Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the president might pardon his former campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once the special counsel's work ends.

  • Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:40:07 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:42:39 GMT
    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

  • Grassley: Justice Dept. has a 'serious credibility problem'

    Grassley: Justice Dept. has a 'serious credibility problem'

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:40:23 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:42:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".
Powered by Frankly