Parking improvements made at Southway boat launch

LEWISTON, ID - Boaters will once again have access to the boat launch along Snake River and Southway Avenues starting Thursday.

Both the parking facility and boat launch are currently closed as crews finish re-surfacing and re-striping the parking lot. Nez Perce County Commissioner Doug Havens said although the current closure is inconvenient for boaters, the revamping of the facility is a huge improvement for the parking configuration.

"It actually benefits the entire community whenever you can add parking facilities for our waterfronts," said Havens.

Havens said there will be 12 dditional single car parking spots reconfigured into the lot which will open up slots needed for boat trailers and vehicles. He said soon the county will begin monitoring the facility to ensure that the trailer parking stalls are used by boaters only.