Darren Doyle, story and photo
It's hard to believe for some, but the 2015 summer break will be officially over bright and early tomorrow morning when hundreds of Edmonson County students will make the trek back to school for the 2015-16 school year.
School buses will be on their routes all throughout the county tomorrow and Sheriff Shane Doyle is urging everyone to use extra caution. "When buses are back on the road, sometimes it takes a little getting used-to," he said. "Remember, if you try to pass a bus with their stop sign engaged, the bus drivers will get your plate number and we will charge you with a crime. The safety of our kids is our top priority."
If you will be traveling on KY 743 (Chalybeate School Road), you'll want to allow as much as 20 extra minutes for your commute as road construction has been in full swing all summer long. Traffic is narrowed to one lane in the area near Chalybeate Church. This will cause delays throughout the morning as temporary traffic lights are in place. Tomorrow won't be the time for you to run late on your morning route. Construction is planned to be complete by the end of September.
Sheriff Doyle is also reminding drivers that school zones will have a 25mph speed limit in the morning and officers will be out and about.
8/5/2015 02:03:32 am
Well it was for sure delays, My daughter left the house way early and just made the last bell. According to her, traffic was backed up to the Water District building because of the Bridge work. I am glad our Bridge is being maintained but I do have one suggestion. Those Stop Lights being used should be capable of being programmed to work differently at different times. For example, during the morning rush going south have the light stay GREEN longer for southbound traffic, and just the opposite for the afternoon. So for morning traffic southbound light stays green for 5 minutes from 6 to 8 am and northbound stays green for 2 minutes. The afternoon traffic 5 minutes green for northbound and 2 minutes for southbound from 2:30 to 3 pm, and then again from 4 to 5:30. A one day traffic study would show the traffic patterns and the approximate times where the heavy traffic patterns could be adjusted for.
8/6/2015 01:27:17 pm
I agree. I work home health and I drive back and forth across bidge 5 days a week since a day. In the mornings when I'm crossing northbound there s usually a lot o traffic coming across from north.
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