Scranton Parking Garage Rickety Ramp Ready For Razing

September 28, 2018

SCRANTON — Demolition of the upper part of the crumbling, closed spiral ramp in the Linden parking garage downtown will begin Monday, officials said.

Razing the rickety ramp that has rebar exposed is a big part of a $4.4 million renovation of four city parking garages overseen by an outside entity, the nonprofit National Development Council.

The structurally unsound ramp represents the largest part of repairs, which also will include updating parking barriers, painting, sealing, replacing doors and other long-ignored general maintenance of the Linden, Casey, Connell and Medallion garages.

A NDC subsidiary, Community Development Properties Scranton, announced Friday that improvements to both infrastructure and appearance of the garages will occur in phases, simultaneously and through winter, as weather permits.

Monthly and transient parkers will have continuous access to the garages while work takes place. Signs will be posted clearly marking any temporary changes to parking configurations.

Repairs at the Linden garage will begin on the fourth floor and include structural repairs, demolition of a portion of the spiral helix ramp, painting and preventative maintenance.

Though work at Linden garage will start first, repairs there will take the longest to complete.

Upgrades to the Connell and Medallion garages also will begin in October, while work at the Casey garage will start in December or early January, weather permitting.

All repairs are expected to be completed within a year.

Questions about parking changes can be directed to ABM Parking, the firm that operates the garages, at 570-343-6519, or via email at scrantonparking@abm.com.

Progress on repairs will be updated on the Scranton Parking website at scrantonpaparking.com.

Contact the writer: jlockwood@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5185; @jlockwoodTT on Twitter

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