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Laurel mayor pleased with parking problem

Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack says parking has become a problem in downtown Laurel, and that's a problem he's glad to see.

The Laurel Express, working with the Main Street Organization, has breathed new life into the heart of Laurel. Mack applauds the efforts to revitalize downtown.

"Laurel Downtown Express has had a tremendous impact on the growth and the revitalization of Laurel," said Mack.

"A year and a half ago parking, as the mayor said, was not a problem," said Jesse Craft, Secretary of Treasures. "Traffic was not a problem. A year and a half later, it's a problem, what a wonderful problem."

Laurel is one of 55 communities in the state to receive a main street designation.

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