Intersections Get Second Look

9 years 6 months 2 weeks ago March 15, 2007 Mar 15, 2007 Thursday, March 15 2007 Thursday, March 15, 2007 4:17:40 PM CDT in News

Parents, neighbors and educators say the busy road can be a problem because, when school starts and lets out, traffic gets congested. The intersection leading into the school has a stop sign that is often avoided and is worsened by a steep hill leading up to it. The regular speed for the street is 30 miles per hour but during peak school time it's down to 20 miles per hour. Parents and teachers are concerned because they say it's hard to maintain on the downside of the hill.

"I'd love to see that intersection a little bit bigger. You have to come to a complete stop to make a right turn and I always worry about people getting rear ended and we have busses that have to make that big turn," Midway Principal Linda Klopfenstein said.

"A turn lane would probably be very very helpful allowing people into the school," parent Tim Moloney said.

Because of Midway Elementary's location, all students come to school by bus or car. The principal said she's thankful no major accidents have happened at the intersection in her 13 years at the school.

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