City addressing on-street parking problem

City Hall is taking steps to address on-street parking congestion near Bluewater Health.

Parking spaces will be painted on Maria Street and Essex Street, between Russell and Mackenzie, as soon as the weather allows this spring.

More bylaw enforcement is also promised.

The moves follow a survey of residents concerned about the number of vehicles parked on their street by hospital visitors.

The cramming currently results in some cars parked too close to driveway openings, which restrict access and block sightlines.