WARSAW — Students and parents of Warsaw Community Schools are being asked to help the school corporation with a traffic situation that is at least partially the result of ongoing construction at Warsaw High School.
As construction continues on the Student Activity Center, WCHS Principal Troy Akers said on Tuesday, Aug. 14, that vehicle traffic entering the campus from SR 15 is creating excessive logjams and delays.
“In a nutshell, more folks should use the Logan Street entrance behind Edgewood (Middle School) to access drop off in the front of the school and then loop back out the way they came in,” said Akers in an email. “This suggestion would aid in the traffic pressure.”
The traffic congestion was a topic of discussion at the work session of WCS’s Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon.
“Unfortunately, most people want to come off 15 and not Logan,” said Director of Maintenance, Buildings and Grounds Jim Lemasters. “Logan was like empty. The pickup wasn’t even back to the drive out here and they were clear backed up on 15.”
On the school district’s website, pickup and drop-off instructions are provided.
“Approaching from either Logan or Union streets (by Edgewood MS), follow the green arrow path towards the building,” the website said, referring to a provided map. “It is necessary to follow this path so to keep the flow of traffic constant and avoiding congestion as much as possible. The students will enter and exit the building through Door Number One when dropped off or picked up here.
“When approaching from SR 15, turn left toward the southern part of the building. Follow the red path arrow toward C Lot. The students will enter and exit the building through Doors 47-50 when dropped off or picked up here.”