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updated: 4/20/2014 5:28 PM

Mt. Prospect limits parking on Walnut Street

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Daily Herald staff report

Mount Prospect trustees voted last week to prohibit parking on the north side of Walnut Street between Prospect Manor Avenue and Ridge Avenue.

A resident recently contacted the village with concerns about parking on the street, which is one block long and near the intersection of Central Road and Northwest Highway.

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The north side of the street consists of single-family, residential houses, while the south side of the street is lined with businesses that do not have sufficient off-street parking for staff or customers. With vehicles packed on both sides of the 25-foot-wide street -- narrower than usual for a residential street, there have been concerns that it is difficult to maintain two-way traffic flow, with snowplow vehicles in particular facing difficulties.

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