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Major Facelift for Busy Parking Ramp Near UPMC-Hamot

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A $1 million facelift is planned for the Erie Parking Authority's biggest parking ramp. And the repairs will be challenging.

 The authority hopes to award a contract for the work next month.

 The ramp along East Third Street has more than 600 parking spots, and provides parking for UPMC-Hamot patients, visitors and staff. So work will be done in sections over two construction seasons to preserve the critical parking.

 Ray Massing, Executive Director of the Parking Authority said, "Out of our 9 garages this is the most utilized garage and it is of utmost importance to UPMC-Hamot. Because this garage is used by patients, visitors and staff park there. The easiest way to do the renovations is to shut down the garage. But that is just not an option in this case."

About 110 monthly parkers in the ramp will be moved to a nearby ramp during the work.

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