Beverly Police Sergeant Russell Rollins, head of the traffic and safety division, said parking has not been an issue so far. The police have the authority to place temporary parking restrictions around construction areas, but Rollins said the department has not felt a need to given the current restrictions in place.
Signs have gone up “directing people to the municipal lots that we have downtown . . . it hasn’t been a big problem,” he said.
The only road closure required in Beverly during construction will come when workers install a pedestrian bridge from the garage to the station. Doherty said that will take place on a Saturday morning, and Pleasant Street will be closed for one day at the most.
Doherty hopes to have that garage open by the end of next year.