Parents and students arriving for the first day of school Tuesday at Junction City and Perryville elementary schools will be greeted by improvements to traffic flow situations that have been sore spots at both schools for years.
"We'll have to pay special attention to the new traffic patterns on the first day of school, but we think everyone will appreciate the changes," said Pam Rogers, superintendent of Boyle County Schools.
The finishing touches to work at Junction City are scheduled to be applied Monday, just in time for the start of school. Rain, unexpected encounters with utility lines and need for soil stabilization along the new bus route has pushed the project right up to deadline, said school spokesman Paul Elwyn.
With the new traffic pattern at Junction City, cars will enter and exit from the west side of the school on the drive that formerly was used only to exit the campus. The line for drop-offs and pick-ups will form in front of the school just to the south of the parking spaces, which have been expanded from one row to two. Bus traffic will circle to the east of the school, entering and exiting from what used to be the entrance.