A month after Bluffton officials decided to limit parking along Calhoun Street, those restrictions have been loosened, giving residents an extra hour to park.
Town council voted in November to restrict parking along the busy Old Town thoroughfare from May River Road to Bridge Street to two hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
No-parking zones were also created along short stretches of Church, Lawton and Lawrence streets around Dubois Park.
The new rules were meant to alleviate some of the parking problems in the area by increasing parking space turnover.
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Also, employees of nearby businesses would no longer be able to occupy prime spaces on Calhoun Street all day.
But earlier this week, the town expanded the parking limits to three hours.
That decision was made based on input from Calhoun Street business owners, according to a town document.
The restrictions on Church, Lawton and Lawrence streets are unchanged.
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