The City of Ketchikan has announced that starting on Friday, police will start enforcing the no-parking rule along the hill on Venetia Way, which leads up to the Ted Ferry Civic Center.
The rule also applies to the fire lane next to Cape Fox Lodge.
When the main and overflow parking lots next to the civic center are full, drivers traditionally have parked along the hill. It generally happens during large events at the civic center, such as this weekend’s Wearable Art Show.
The city encourages residents to find alternate parking to avoid tickets and/or potential towing.
Because of anticipated parking issues during the popular Wearable Art Show, the city and borough have teamed up to provide a free shuttle from downtown parking areas. The shuttle will start operating about a half hour before the doors open for each show, with stops on Front Street and at the Centennial Building.
Following each performance, the shuttle will run again, taking people back to their vehicles.
Kyan Reeve of the borough Transit Department says the shuttle ride will take about 10 minutes.