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Abilene City Council changes downtown parking limits

Current parking limits will continue through Oct. 20, with the new policy taking effect Oct. 21.
Credit: City of Abilene

ABILENE, Texas — Residents who use on-street parking in downtown Abilene will be required to follow existing posted parking limits and parking meters through Oct. 20 to avoid parking fees or towing.

According to a City of Abilene press release, the Abilene City Council voted at the Oct. 8 meeting to increase on-street parking limits to two hours throughout the downtown area.

On-street parking adjacent to the post office, 341 Pine St., will be the only exception. Parking meters will be removed and the parking limit will be one hour.

The parking policy change will take effect Wednesday, Oct. 21. Drivers should follow existing on-street posted parking limits until that time.

On Oct. 21, city personnel will replace parking signs not in compliance with the new ordinance and cover meters next to the post office.

Downtown visitors can expect meters to remain covered until they are removed and new signs are installed and on-street parking next to the post office will be limited to one hour.

Residents with questions about on-street downtown parking can call the City of Abilene's Public Works Department at 325-676-6281.

For questions regarding the status of a parking ticket or fine, drivers can call the Municipal Court at 325-676-6333.

Credit: City of Abilene