Roundabout construction not finished for school
CENTRAL - Parents are being warned of a traffic headache when school resumes here Thursday.
The roundabout at the intersection of Joor Road and Gurney Road will not be complete by the start of school. Contractors hoped it would be finished ahead of classes, but the city said Tuesday it might be finished by Friday.
Central Community Schools said it is changing how students are dropped off and picked up from Central Middle and Intermediate since the schools are near the construction, and its delayed completion will impact school bus and parents' arrivals in the mornings and afternoons.
In a note posted on the district's website, the system said buses will only enter the campus to drop off students by using the entrance at the roundabout at the intersection of Sullivan and Gurney Road. The intersection is at the southwest corner of the shared campus.
Parents will only be allowed to use the concrete driveway entering campus from Devall Road.
Entrances on Sullivan Road will be barricaded.
Superintendent Michael Faulk said sheriff's deputies and Central Police will be directing traffic and urged parents to follow their instructions.
"We apologize for this inconvenience. The situation is beyond our control," he said to parents.
Regular traffic patterns are expected to resume the following Monday.
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