The city has amended no parking regulations that will impact two Mercy Hospital facilities.

The Washington City Council Monday, Oct. 1, approved changes to the no parking ordinance on Third Street east of Highway 47.

According to John Nilges, director of public services, the changes will eliminate free standing signs on city streets that have been utilized at Mercy Hospital and the Mercy Medical Building South on Patients First Drive.

Changes to parking at the Mercy Medical South building are on Duncan Avenue on the north and south side, from the east and the west entrances to the Mercy Medical Building parking lot.

The ordinance removes parking on the north side of Third Street from Madison Avenue to the west 75 feet.

Following are all of the restrictions on Third Street near the hospital:

• North side, from the east line of Locust Street to the west line of Hooker Street.

• North and south sides, from the east line of Jefferson Street to a point 18 feet east of the east line of Jefferson Street and from the west line of Jefferson Street to a point 18 feet west of the west line of Jefferson Street.

• North side, from the east line of Elm Street extending 28 feet east.

• North side, beginning at a point 139 feet west of the west line of Washington Avenue thence west a distance of 40 feet.

• North side, from the east line of Highway 47 eastward 155 feet.

• North side, from the west line of Highway 47 westward 90 feet.

• South side, from the east line of Highway 47 eastward to the east line of Madison Avenue.

• South side, from the east side of the public safety building driveway eastward 20 feet, and from the west side of the public safety building driveway westward 45 feet.

• North side, from west line of Madison Avenue westward 75 feet.

Nilges stated the portable signs placed on city streets by Mercy will no longer be permitted for safety concerns.