The main parking lot and lower parking area of the Hillsboro Post Office will be closed for approximately 10 days beginning Monday, June 20, during a grinding and resurfacing project, the postmaster said Wednesday.
Postmaster Curtis Pegram said the main lot typically accommodates 23 personal vehicles, as well as six spots for other tenants of the post office building, located at 301 N. High St.
Pegram said he hopes the 12 postal vehicles used to deliver mail can continue to park at the post office since they are on the road during most of the hours when the work will be performed, but if not, the city has offered the temporary use of its parking lot at the new fire station a block away.
Pegram said the front parking spaces, including the handicap parking spot, along North High Street in front of the post office will be available, but the similar handicap spot in the main parking lot will not be assessable while work is being performed.
In a note describing the closure, Pegram said the work is needed “due to the deterioration of the both parking lots over the years in addition to an ongoing improvement strategy to accommodate the needs of our community and allow for heavier dispatch trucks.”
Pegram said the current post office was built in in 1967 “and we continue to improve, maintain, and upgrade the facility in order to serve our community with the best possible service and product.”
Pegram said, “I would also just like to thank the community for supporting the Hillsboro Post Office all these years. We appreciate your business and as usual no local, state, or federal tax dollars will be spent on this project. It will all be paid for completely by postage revenue.”
The lot is expected to be closed June 20-30.