Construction work at Piale Pasha Street on the Larnaca seafront is scheduled to be completed by the end of June, however the municipality is examining possibilities for new parking spots to ease problems faced by residents.
Larnaca Mayor Andreas Louroutziatis said: "We are already in the process of finding parking with priority to accommodate residents who live in the area starting from the Mediaeval Castle."
He added that Larnaca municipality has found a place for 17 new parking spots to be created to accommodate residents.
On creating more parking berths in the town centre the Mayor said:
"Following the municipal council's decision we will move on to the creation of a municipal parking space for more than 200 cars at a spot located opposite the ice cream shops in the area."
The mayor said that the space where the new parking place will be created is Turkish Cypriot-owned land which has been leased to the municipality for parking.
"However the implementation of this project has been postponed for now due to high costs."
The project being implemented concerns construction and development of the 2.1km Piale Pasha Street, which is the coastal road that connects the Phinikoudes and Mediaeval Castle area with Artemidos Avenue that leads to Larnaca Airport.
The revamp project includes construction of a bike lane, sidewalks, parking spaces, urban greenery, squares and projects for the protection of the road from coastal erosion.