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New Entrance to the Main Library Parking Garage!

Jean Ruark August 01, 2019

Yes, you read that right. The Main Library in downtown Mansfield will be getting a new entrance to the parking garage. The original plan included an entrance/exit onto Third Street; for many reasons, that was changed to Mulberry Street when the expansion took place in 1989. The Board of Trustees decided earlier this year to explore the option of restoring the original plan, with a Third Street entrance/exit. The 2-way conversion of Mulberry Street did help in that decision, but it wasn't the only factor.

What does this mean for you? Construction will be starting soon, and preparation for that construction will begin even sooner. We'll be using this space to keep you updated on the progress of this project.

Thursday, August 1: We're almost ready to switch! Monday, August 5, when the Library opens, the new entrance will be in use. The garage will be closed Sunday, August 4, so that we can paint new directional arrows for traffic flow, and the parking spaces can be re-striped. The previous entrance will be blocked off; work will continue Purdy Construction remodels the previous entrance (refacing with the marble panels removed from the new entrance area, etc.).

Parking garage-both  3rd Street  Parking garage - Third and Mulberry

Please keep in mind, the flow of traffic through the garage will function change too.  The graphic below shows the new pattern, which is opposite of the current flow:

Thursday, July 25: Progress is being made! The new entrance has been cut out of the existing wall, the sidewalk has been removed, and the preparation for pouring concrete for the new entrance is underway. A few of the spaces inside the garage are being used for equipment, etc. but there are still plenty of spaces for you. The Mulberry Street entrance remains open. 

sidewalk  driveway  garage interior

Friday, July 12: Purdy Construction will be working on the sidewalk along Third Street. The sidewalk will be closed but there should be no impact on the use of the garage.


Important to remember: The parking garage will not be closed during the remodeling. The new entrance will be constructed, we'll switch entrances, then the old entrance will be closed in. We'll lose a couple of spaces while work is being done, but the garage will be open.

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