Crews will work overnight to get roundabout ready for school traffic
CENTRAL - Construction crews will work overnight Wednesday as they try to have a roundabout complete before school starts Thursday morning.
The roundabout is near the shared campuses of Central Middle and Intermediate schools. Earlier this week, the district alerted parents that the construction was behind schedule and was not going to be finished for the start of school.
The roundabout is at the intersection of Joor Road and Gurney Road and replaces a traditional intersection.
The on-going work was set to create a mess when classes resume from the summer break Thursday. At fist, the school system warned parents and bus drivers about numerous changes to carpool for the start of school. But, if the construction crews are able to work through the night and get the roundabout ready, traffic should flow normally into the campus.
"We apologize for this inconvenience. The situation is beyond our control," Superintendent Michael Faulk said this week.
WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington reported in a live report on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Wednesday, crews were applying asphalt to the road and promised to get things finished for classes.
People who gathered Wednesday afternoon to watch the workers said they were skeptical the construction project would meet its deadline.
Watch WBRZ's 2une-In program for more on this traffic issue Thursday morning.