More parking spaces to be added at Grand Canyon

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First stage done by November

GRAND CANYON -- Construction is under way to make parking easier at the Grand Canyon.

Six hundred new parking spaces will be added during the expansion of the park, making it more tourist friendly.

New parking will also increase safety for the nearly 4 million people visiting the South Rim each year.

In addition to the three new parking lots, there will be a shuttle staging area and expanded tour bus parking.

The first stage of the $5.3 million project should be finished by November.