The voted Monday night to approve moving ahead with the $400,000 project to rework the entry points to the school in hopes of alleviating the traffic problems there.
The issues, covered here Monday morning, stem from the volume of parents and buses attempting to enter the school during peak drop-off or pick-up times.
The number of vehicles attempting to enter the only two-lane entry-and-exit point to the school turn it into a gridlocked nightmare all the way up Blachley Rd.—one officials are concerned with, should emergency response vehicles ever be needed during that time.
Five members voted to move the plan for alleviation forward, the only dissenter being Kathleen Murphy, who proposed to the board that there were no funds officially allocated to the project already and something should be cut or reworked prior to officially approving the work.
In the interest of timeliness, the board voted to move forward. The estimate length of time for the and Board of Finance to both go through the budget and agree on finding funds to cut from elsewhere was 60 days, which would push the time of completion for the work past the window of opportunity before school reopens next year.