No parking on both sides of High Street in Springfield

Hampden County

The Springfield DPW wants High Street residents to use the parking lots behind their apartments, and to stop parking in the street.

The DPW finished installing “No Parking Anytime” signs Monday morning. Despite the new restrictions, 22News found about a dozen cars parked along High street.

DPW director Chris Cignoli told 22News many High St. residents were parking on the street illegally. But one resident said there aren’t enough spaces in the designated parking lots behind their apartments.

“There are some people who like parking here on High St. but now you can’t park there,” said Vanessa Rivera. “So yeah where do you go, I don’t know.”

Cignoli told 22News the City Council approved the “No Parking” signs last spring, after property owners petitioned them to stop people from parking in the street.

Cignoli said police will begin enforcing the new “No Parking” restrictions in January.

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