Traffic And Parking Changes Coming To Plymouth's Morton Park

Photo: Kim Tunnicliffe (WBZ NewsRadio)

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Town of Plymouth is responding to residents' complaints over the behavior of some visitors to Morton Park during the summer.

When the area gets busy during the summertime, visitors often end up parking on side streets in residential neighborhoods because the parking lot is full. According to residents, this sometimes leads to visitors engaging in unruly behavior.

"Parking on folks’ front lawns, dumping their trash on their way out onto the streets," Plymouth Town Manager Derek Brindisi told WBZ NewsRadio Tuesday. "We have complaints of people urinating on front lawns."

"If it was my house, I would have a problem with it," one resident said. "It’s my property and people are coming in and not respecting the property."

In an attempt to alleviate these issues, the town is changing the way people get into and out of the park. On the weekends and holidays throughout the summer, drivers will no longer be allowed to enter by turning from Summer Street to Morton Park Road. Instead, attendees will continue from Summer Street to Westerly Road, then head down Billington Street before connecting with the back end of Morton Park Road to enter the parking area. A detail officer will be stationed to direct people the right way and enforce a no stopping, no standing rule.

Photo: Town of Plymouth

The town will also put up signs on side streets around the park that designate residential parking only, as well as no parking, no stopping, or no standing signs.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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