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Parking lot nearly complete

Echo Press photo by Arlan Anderson.

Workers put in sod at the new-and-improved city parking lot on Fillmore Street between 5th and 6th Avenue in Alexandria. The $422,286 project is nearly complete and parking is now allowed in the rebuilt lot. Landscaping and lighting work is expected to wrap up this week. The new lot has 19 fewer spaces than the old lot but now there are full-fledged handicapped spaces, more green space and a bigger watermain to serve downtown businesses. Overhead electrical lines, considered an eyesore, are now buried underground.