Library parking lot changes to accommodate construction
Signs and cones will direct traffic to stay left
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
As infrastructure improvements continue north on Stevens Street, the Rhinelander District Library is making changes to its parking lot to keep it accessible to patrons. With the closure of the current exit on Stevens Street, parking lot traffic for the library and for the Cutting Cabin will be entering and exiting on Rives Street.
Not only that, but drivers will be instructed to stay left as they enter and drive around theleave the parking lot. Driving on the left is necessary for safety reasons and for book drop access.
“We ask that patrons drive slow, be careful and pay attention,” said Library Director Virginia Roberts. “It’s not intuitive unless you’ve driven in England!”
The parking spaces facing the library will become two temporary parallel handicapped spaces. Twelve angled-parking spaces on the other side will be eliminated to make room for exiting traffic. There will be cones and signs giving direction.
Roberts said the city has been “tremendous” in helping them create a plan for parking, and the upgrading of the water and sewer lines is an unexpected bonus.
“The city has helped us take the first step in moving our building in the right direction,” according to Roberts. “The construction is stressful but we’re very happy about the improvements.”
Roberts added that the best way to get to the library is from Oneida to Rives, or Pelham to Rives. Contact the library for more information, 715-365-1070.