Work on Addison parking lot to begin this year

MARSHALL — The streets have been open since last fall. But technically, there is still one piece of Marshall’s recent downtown construction that needs to be finished.

On Wednesday morning, Marshall downtown businesspeople learned more about plans to re-pave the Addison public parking lot, located across Lyon Street from the Marshall 6 movie theater. Marshall Public Works Director Jason Anderson said a start date for the paving work hasn’t been set yet, but construction would begin later this spring.

Anderson and assistant city engineer Eric Hanson talked about plans for the Addison parking lot at the Marshall Downtown Business Association’s regular meeting. Reconstructing the Addison lot is included as part of the existing contract for the downtown construction that included West Lyon Street and North Third Street, Anderson said.

The concrete in the Addison lot has been in rough shape for a long time. Anderson and Hanson said the city plans to reconstruct the parking lot in concrete, and re-stripe the lot with a different traffic flow. Layout documents shared at the meeting showed two rows of parking spots in the center of the lot, with additional parking spaces around the four edges of the lot.

“It should be a lot more self-explanatory once it’s re-striped,” Anderson said.

Anderson said the new layout would still have the same number of parking spaces as there are now in the Addison lot. The lot would also still have access points on West Lyon Street, and in the alley between Third Street and College Drive.

Anderson said the Addison lot will be closed while construction and concrete curing are going on. However, he didn’t think there would be a closure of the alley.

Businesspeople also asked about how the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s plans to reconstruct College Drive in 2025 and 2026 would impact downtown. Anderson said construction in 2025 is planned to run along West College Drive from about Marlene Street to Main Street. The first part of that construction would be focused on building a roundabout at the “chicken foot” intersection near the National Guard Armory, he said. Construction from Main Street to Bruce Street was planned to begin in 2026.


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