Jacksonville adds two new handicapped parking spots

JACKSONVILLE, N.C., (WNCT) – After receiving a complaint about the lack of accessibility in one public lot, Jacksonville now has two new handicapped parking spaces downtown.

The spaces are located off Court Street in front of the sheriff’s office.

Many residents use the public lot to access the courthouse.

City Manager Richard Woodruff said there is no law regulating the spaces of handicapped spots, which is why preexisting spaces were located in the middle of the lot.

“The law does not directly state how many handicapped spots, because it’s not directly related to a specific building,” Woodruff said. “So a community lot like this is required to have spaces, but not at a specific point.”

As crews expand the lot and add 75 new spaces in the coming year Woodruff said some of those will be handicapped designated.

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