Late last week, Humphries said he had hoped state crews would finish it while they’re still in the area for the paving project in Land Between the Lakes. Once stripes are painted and bumper guards are installed, the lot will be officially opened.
“Hopefully by the middle of next week, we’ll have it usable,” Humphries said. “We got lucky and had a warm day Monday, so they got it down.”
Early in the summer, three buildings were demolished to make room for the parking lot, and in late July, the county’s Project Development Board approved a plan for a parking lot with green space that will have about 25 parking spaces.
A concrete foundation was laid, grass was added and some temporary gravel was spread in early October, just before the Trigg County Ham Festival.
Local groups will come up with ideas for a mural on the wall that separated the old District Court Building from Trigg County Attorney H.B. Quinn’s office.
In late October last year, the board purchased the Virginia Alexander Building for $40,000 from Virginia Alexander, the old Boggess Chevrolet Building was purchased for $80,000 from Kathryn Costello, who is listed as a trustee for John Preston White, and the old Court Clerk’s Office and District Court Building was purchased for $136,000 from Dennis and Linda Thomas, according to deeds from the Trigg County Clerk’s Office.